ROORDA Noelle

19 May 2000
21
Female
F46
AMSTELVEEN
 
Netherlands
AMSTELVEEN
 
Netherlands

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Women's Javelin Throw - F46 2 Silver Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Olympic St. - Standing Javelin
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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RankEventYearLocationResult
World Championships
5Javelin Throw - F462019Dubai, UAE39.36
European Championships
1Javelin Throw - F462021Bydgoszcz, POL39.72
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Noot [Dutch for 'nuts'. "My family always called me Noot at home. A while ago my team and I were training in the dunes. My parents joined. When I ran uphill, my mum said 'come on Noot.' My coach looked at me and said, 'What did your mom say?' From that moment on my nickname is Noot." (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
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Playing tennis, board games. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
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Athlete
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Human Movement Studies, Sports and Recreation - ROC Top Sports Academy, Netherlands
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Dutch, English
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AV Phanos [Amsterdam, NED]
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Her younger brother Fabian Roorda has played tennis at national youth level in the Netherlands. (dutchtennisfoundation.com, 29 Nov 2016; TAMN Facebook page, 17 Feb 2016)
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She has played tennis at national youth level in the Netherlands. (dutchtennisfoundation.com, 29 Nov 2016)
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2019 for Netherlands, World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
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Illness disrupted her training ahead of the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (atletiek.nl, 05 Nov 2019)
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She took up Para athletics in 2016. (unieksporten.nl, 31 Oct 2019; stichtingpara-atletiek.org, 2018)
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She was discovered by Dutch Para athlete Marlene van Gansewinkel during a Para athletics talent day. "[At the talent day] I played badminton and table tennis, because I had played tennis all my life. The fourth round was a free round and for that I actually wanted to choose archery, which seemed super cool to me. But when I wanted to fill up my water bottle, Marlene van Gansewinkel tapped me. She told me who she was and asked what I was going to do in the last round. She said I should come to athletics because I have long legs and I am thin." (unieksporten.nl, 31 Oct 2019; stichtingpara-atletiek.org, 2018)
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To compete at the 2020 and 2024 Paralympic Games. (atletiek.nl, 05 Nov 2019; stichtingpara-atletiek.org, 2018)
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She trains six days a week. (Team Para Atletiek Facebook page, 07 Jun 2020)
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German javelin thrower Thomas Rohler. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
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Coach Guido Bonsen. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
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''Your impairment is only a problem if you make a problem of it. Think in possibilities, not in impossibilities.'' (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; stichtingpara-atletiek.org, 2018)

General Interest

Classification
T47, F46 (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 right forearm. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)

General
SWITCHING DISCIPLINE
She trained in sprint events after taking up Para athletics in 2016 before switching to javelin in 2018. "[Sprinting] turned out not to be a great success. I had never done athletics before so I had no idea if I could really do it. Last year [2018], after the European Championships in Berlin, we changed the training and started doing fun things for a month where we could try other events like javelin, discus, and high jump. I had been saying for a long time that javelin seemed so much fun to me. And when I threw [the javelin] for the first time, my coach said, 'Wow, Noelle! Do that again'. So I threw a javelin two or three times and then I said to my coach, 'I don't know what you think, but I'm going to be a javelin thrower, period'. After that we completely changed my schedule and since then I have completely opted for javelin throwing." (Team Para Atletiek Facebook page, 07 Jun 2020; atletiek.nl, 05 Nov 2019; unieksporten.nl, 31 Oct 2019)

Legend
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Silver 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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