Marlou van Rhijn
Van Rhijn running at the IPC Athletics World Championships in 2013
|Born||22 October 1991|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 6 1⁄2 in) in prosthetics|
|Weight||57 kg (126 lb) (2007)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Updated on 18 September 2016.|
Marlou van Rhijn (Dutch pronunciation: [mɑrˈlu vɑn rɛin]; born 22 October 1991) is a professional Dutch sprint runner. Van Rhijn, who was born without lower legs, is the world record holder for T43 in the 100 and 200 metres events and runs with the aid of carbon fibre transtibial artificial limbs. She competes in T44 (single below knee incapacity) events though she is actually classified in T43 (double below knee).
Until 2009, Van Rhijn was a member of the national team for swimmers with a disability. Amongst others, she was swimming at a World and a European championship. She swam several Dutch national records. She competed in the S9 class and focused on the 50 and 100 meter freestyle. She stopped swimming competitively in 2010 due to lack of motivation.
Van Rhijn switched sports in 2010, after being approached by Guido Bonsen, coach of the Dutch Parathletics Team. She did a trial, and was hooked. Van Rhijn became a member of the Dutch Parathletics Team of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Atletiek Unie. Despite qualifying as T43, she competes in the class T44 at the 100 and 200 meters. She qualified for the 2012 Summer Paralympics in May 2012, while competing at the Stadio Olimpico. She was invested as a Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau after winning her Paralympic medals.
She left the national paralympic team. She started training after the Paralympic Games in Ookmeer, Amsterdam with her new coach Parcy Marte, who also trains non-paralympic people.
|100 m (sport class T44)|
|Gold||17 September 2016||2016 Summer Paralympics||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
(world record; personal best)
|heats||1 September 2012||2012 Summer Paralympics||London, United Kingdom|
||Silver||2 September 2012||2012 Summer Paralympics||London, United Kingdom|
|13.62||Gold||27 June 2012||IPC Athletics European Championships||Stadskanaal, Netherlands|
|200 m (sport class T44)|
|Gold||15 September 2016||2016 Summer Paralympics||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
(world record; personal best)
|Gold||2 September 2012||2012 Summer Paralympics||London, United Kingdom|
|26.97||series||5 September 2012||2012 Summer Paralympics||London, United Kingdom|
|50 m Breaststroke (sport class SB8)|
|n/a||8 March 2009||n/a||Esbjerg, Denmark|
|50 m Freestyle (sport class S9)|
|n/a||10 May 2009||n/a||Antwerp, Belgium|
|100 m Freestyle (sport class S9)|
|n/a||24 October 2009||n/a||Reykjavík, Iceland|
|200 m Freestyle (sport class S9)|
|n/a||29 May 2009||n/a||Berlin, Germany|
|400 m Freestyle (sport class S9)|
|n/a||21 October 2009||n/a||Reykjavík, Iceland|
- "Zilver Van Rhijn,brons Hertog" NOS, 2 september 2012
- "Blade Babe Marlou van Rhijn op weg naar de perfecte race" Archived 2012-11-18 at the Wayback Machine Metronieuws, 28 augustus 2012
- Marlou van Rhijn aka Blade Babe wins gold in 100m T44 and teammates take silver and bronze
- Marlou van Rhijn, Atletiek.nl. Retrieved on 18 September 2016.
- "van Rhijn, Marlou". ipc.infostradasports.com. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
- Eva Rooijers. "Marlou van Rhijn: 'Ik houd heel erg van winnen'". Folia (in Dutch). Cruyff Institute. Archived from the original on 22 February 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
- "Van Rhijn, Marlou". IPC. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
- (in Dutch) atletiekunie.nl
- "Golden Gala 2012: Marlou Van Rhijn record mondiale paralimpico 100m" (in Italian). SportLive. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
- Marlou van Rhijn geridderd (in Dutch), Atletiek.nl, 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
- "Wereldrecord voor Van Rhijn". nu.nl (in Dutch). 2 September 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
- "Van Rhijn pakt paralympisch goud in wereldrecord". nl.nl (in Dutch). 6 September 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
- "Van Rhijn noteert wereldrecord". nu.nl (in Dutch). 5 September 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
- "Marlou van Rhijn - Personal records" (in Dutch). Xzweml.nl. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Marlou van Rhijn.|
- (in Dutch) Official website of Marlou van Rhijn
- Profile at London 2012
- (in Dutch) Profile on de website Atletiek.nl
- (in Dutch) Personal swimming records of Marlou van Rhijn
| Dutch Disabled Sportsperson of the Year