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COX Sofie
Sport Para dance sport, Wheelchair Tennis
NPC Belgium   
GenderWomen
Age28
Place of BirthHasselt, BEL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
L&F2, SD2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Hasselt, BEL
Occupation
Athlete, Occupational Therapist, Public Speaker
Languages
Dutch, English
Higher education
Occupational Therapy - PXL University of Applied Sciences: Hasselt, BEL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para dance sport in 2004. She stopped recreational dancing to focus on competitions in 2009.
Why this sport?
She attended a sports day at age nine where she had the chance to try both wheelchair tennis and Para dance sport.
General Interest
Awards and honours
In 2010 she won the Marc Herremans Trophy in Belgium. The honour is presented to young people who prove that an impairment is not a limitation on taking part in sports. (sofiecox.be, 11 Nov 2018; nieuwsblad.be, 04 Nov 2011)
Other sports
She has won the Belgian national wheelchair tennis championships on multiple occasions. (Twitter profile, 02 Nov 2019; sofiecox.be, 11 Feb 2013)
Ambitions
To compete in wheelchair tennis at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and to win gold at the world championships in Para dance sport. (yoocanfind.com, 22 Feb 2018)
Impairment
She has spina bifida. (sofiecox.be, 11 Nov 2018)
Other information
TELEVISION APPEARANCE
In October 2019 she performed as a backing dancer during the semifinal on the Dutch version of the reality television show 'Dancing with the Stars'. (Facebook page, 21 Oct 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Ranking (2016/01/04) - Wheelchair Tennis
Rank Year Event Result
101 2016 Singles  
102 2016 Doubles (individual)  
95 2016 Singles  
103 2016 Doubles (individual)  
101 2016 Singles  
102 2016 Doubles (individual)  
85 2017 Singles  
105 2017 Doubles (individual)  
85 2017 Singles  
160 2017 Singles  
152 2017 Doubles (individual)  
85 2017 Singles  
152 2017 Doubles (individual)  
160 2018 Singles  
152 2018 Doubles (individual)  
159 2018 Singles  
153 2018 Doubles (individual)  
159 2018 Singles  
153 2018 Doubles (individual)  
118 2019 Singles  
118 2019 Singles  
78 2020 Singles  
159 2020 Doubles (individual)  
81 2020 Singles  
157 2020 Doubles (individual)  
81 2020 Singles  
157 2020 Doubles (individual)  
82 2021 Singles  
159 2021 Doubles (individual)  
81 2021 Singles  
156 2021 Doubles (individual)  
77 2022 Singles  
94 2022 Singles  
89 2022 Doubles (individual)  
94 2022 Singles  
89 2022 Doubles (individual)  
World Championships - Para dance sport
Rank Year Event Result
8 2015 C2/5D Duo Standard  
8 2015 C2 Single  
10 2015 C2/5D Duo Latin  
5 2015 C2 Single Freestyle  
6 2017 C2/5D Duo Latin  
7 2017 C2/5D Duo Standard  
5 2017 C2 Single  
6 2017 C2 Single Freestyle 21.543
6 2019 C2 Single  
7 2019 C2 Single Freestyle 21.250