van GANSEWINKEL Marlene

11 Mar 1995
26
Female
T64
TILBURG
 
Netherlands
AMSTERDAM
 
Netherlands

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Women's 100m - T64 1 Gold Medal
Women's 200m - T64 1 Gold Medal
Women's Long Jump - T64 3 Bronze Medal

Records

Record Event Mark Date Location

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Olympic Stadium - Long Jump
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Track
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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RankEventYearLocationResult
Paralympic Games
3Long Jump - T442016Rio de Janeiro, BRA5.57
7100m - T442016Rio de Janeiro, BRA13.64
World Championships
2100m - T642019Dubai, UAE12.96
2Long Jump - T642019Dubai, UAE5.28
2Long Jump - T442017London, GBR5.29
2Long Jump - T442015Doha, QAT5.27
4100m - T442015Doha, QAT13.49
7100m - T442017London, GBR13.65
7100m - T442013Lyon, FRA14.32
10200m - T442015Doha, QAT29.19
DSQ200m - T642019Dubai, UAEDSQ
European Championships
1200m - T642021Bydgoszcz, POL26.79
1100m - T642018Berlin, GER12.85
1200m - T642018Berlin, GER26.12
2100m - T642021Bydgoszcz, POL12.80
2Long Jump - T642021Bydgoszcz, POL5.82
2Long Jump - T642018Berlin, GER5.61
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Oie Boutique [which is her surname in French. "I got it at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon [France], where they translated my last name into French."]. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
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Reading, solving puzzles, watching television. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
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Student
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Human Movement Studies - The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
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Dutch, English
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AV Phanos [Amsterdam, NED]
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Guido Bonsen [personal], NED
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2013 for Netherlands, World Championships in Lyon, France (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
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In 2019 she sustained an injury to her heel that caused her to miss two months of training. She was told the injury would not fully heal for two years. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)

She tore the meniscus in her left knee during a training session in April 2016. She underwent surgery and returned to training five weeks later. (mvgansewinkel.nl, 02 Jul 2016)

She has had a recurring injury to her Achilles tendon [inflammation] since 2013. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
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She took up Para athletics at age 17 in Tilburg, Netherlands. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
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She tried a number of sports growing up but was not convinced by any of them. She then went to a Paralympic talent day in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where she was spotted by Para athletics coach Guido Bonsen. "I chose cycling and athletics, but I quickly dropped the bikes. [Athletics] felt like it suited me really well." (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; uitmagazine.com, 03 May 2019)
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To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 12 Mar 2020)
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She trains nine times a week at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, including six days on the track. (bndestem.nl, 29 Feb 2020; parool.nl, 09 Nov 2019; uitmagazine.com, 03 May 2019)
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Setting a world record in the T64 100m at the 2019 Grand Prix in Nottwil, Switzerland. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
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US decathlete Ashton Eaton. (NPC Media Guide, 20 Oct 2015)
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Coach Guido Bonsen. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
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"Get a little bit better every day. But have fun doing it." (Athlete, 13 Jul 2017)
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She was named the 2018 Para Athlete of the Year by the Dutch Athletics Federation. (Instagram profile, 13 Dec 2018; teamnl.org, 12 Dec 2018)

In 2016 and 2017 she was named Para Athlete of the Year at the Tilburg Sports Gala in the Netherlands. (Instagram profile, 16 Dec 2017; tilburgssportgala.nl, 15 Dec 2016)

General Interest

Classification
T64 (IPC, 26 Mar 2021)

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)

Origin of Impairment
Congenital (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)

Impairment Details
She was born without her left forearm and the lower part of her left leg. She also has an impairment to her right hand. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; uitmagazine.com, 03 May 2019; mvgansewinkel.nl, 20 Apr 2015)

General
BURNOUT
She suffered from burnout in the late part of 2019 after a tiring but successful 2019 season. "I was completely exhausted. It was no longer possible, both physically and mentally. I couldn't concentrate at all. I forgot about training, and I no longer knew how certain training exercises went. It gives me courage for the future, I was able to run fast while I felt bad. I was so tired, I didn't even want to start the [2019] world championships final of the 100m anymore. I was at the start and just thought, 'I don't want to be here, I want to sleep'. Yes, of course I am happy with those medals afterwards, but people did not see the story behind them." (bndestem.nl, 29 Feb 2020)

EARLY DAYS
She competed against able-bodied children in a number of sports growing up and did not want to receive special treatment due to her impairment. "I wanted to do the sports that my classmates did, and I wanted to do it in the normal way because my prosthesis makes almost anything possible. I cycled on a regular bicycle, not on a modified one. I once rode it for a total of three days. That's how I wanted to play football too, not at a club for the disabled. The only sport where I had to join a special association was horse riding. They were too careful with me there, which wasn't necessary at all. That may have been ignorance, but my riding lessons didn't last long." (uitmagazine.com, 03 May 2019)

MOVE TO AMSTERDAM
She followed her coach Guido Bonsen when he relocated his training base from Papendal to Amsterdam, Netherlands. In October 2017 the pair, alongside Dutch Para sprinter Fleur Jong, founded the Team Para Atletiek club in Amsterdam, Netherlands. "By following Guido I did not opt for certainty. I swam a bit against the current, I stood up for myself. This has made me stronger, more independent. That choice was immediately reflected in my performance. I am better in every way, as a person, as a student. I have found my place and I am happier. This has been a very special journey and I am so proud of the team we put together and how we also give back to society." (bndestem.nl, 29 Feb 2020; uitmagazine.com, 03 May 2019; ossur.nl, 17 Jan 2019; Facebook profile, 02 Jun 2018; Twitter profile, 20 Oct 2017)

Legend
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Gold Medal
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Bronze Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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