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DE LAENDER Kirsten
Sport Boccia
NPC Belgium   
GenderWomen
Age25
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
BC3
Further Personal Information
Marital status
* unknown *
Residence
Herzele, BEL
Languages
Dutch, English, French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age nine.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to the sport by Hugo Verdickt, the former sport manager at the MPI [Medical-Pedagogical Institute] in Belgium.
Club / Team
Somival : Belgium
General Interest
Awards and honours
She received the 2013 Sports Ring for Para athletes in East Flanders, Belgium. (nieuwsblad.be, 23 Mar 2014)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy. (sporza.be, 31 Aug 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2012 Pairs - BC3  
6 2012 Individual - BC3  
5 2016 Pairs - BC3  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
24 2010 Individual - BC3  
3 2010 Pairs - BC3  
13 2014 Pairs - BC3  
34 2014 Individual - BC3  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2013 Individual - BC3  
World Ranking (09 Nov 2015)
Rank Year Event Result
40 2015 Individual - BC3  
40 2015 Individual - BC3  
49 2016 Individual - BC3  
104 2016 Individual - BC3