Liesette Bruinsma

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Liesette Bruinsma
Personal information
NationalityDutch
Born (2000-09-09) 9 September 2000 (age 18)
ResidenceWommels, Netherlands
Sport
Disability classS11,
ClubHZ&PC Heerenveen
Coached byCasper Hut (club)
Mark Faber (national)

Liesette Bruinsma (born 9 September 2000) is a Dutch Paralympic swimmer.[1] She competes in S11 classification events for athletes with visual impairments. She is the 2016 double Paralympic champion within her classification.

Swimming career[edit]

Bruinsma first competed for the Netherlands at Glasgow in 2014.[2] Her first major international competition was the 2016 IPC Swimming European Championships in Funchal, where she competed in six events, and took a medal in five of them. Three of her Funchal medal's were gold: 400 m freestyle (S11), 100 m breaststroke (SB11) and the 200 m find. medley (SM11).

In the same year, Bruinsma made her Paralympic Games debut, winning five medals including two golds in the 200 metres individual medley and the 400 metres freestyle.

The Netherlands did not send a team to the 2017 World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico city, but Bruinsma dominated at the 2018 World Para Swimming European Championships, winning four gold medals and breaking two world records, taking her tally of European Championships titles to seven.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liesette Bruinsma". rio2016.com. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Bruinsma, Liesette". IPC (in Dutch). Retrieved 7 September 2016.