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    Marc Evers

    Ones to watch
    Netherlands Netherlands Para swimming 17 June 1991

    Hillegom, Netherlands

    A swimmer says thank you to the crowds at the para-swimming World Championships in 2015


    Human Interest
    Data Value
    Impairment Information
    Type of Impairment Intellectual impairment
    Origin of Impairment Congenital
    Classification S14, SB14, SM14
    Further Personal Information
    Residence Hillegom, NED
    Occupation Athlete
    Languages Dutch
    Sport Specific Information
    When and where did you begin this sport? He began swimming at age four in Lisse, Netherlands.
    Why this sport? He would go swimming with his grandmother every Saturday.
    Club / Team ZV Haerlem: Netherlands
    Name of coach Sander Nijhuis [national], NED; Bram Dekker [national], NED
    International Debut
    Year 2008
    Competing for Netherlands
    General Interest
    Nicknames Marc the Shark (Instagram profile, 01 Feb 2019)
    Hero / Idol Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband. (paralympischesport.nl, 06 Aug 2013)
    Sporting philosophy / motto "I am not based on my limitations, but on my possibilities." (marcevers.com, 23 May 2019)
    Awards and honours In 2011 and 2013 he was named Para Athlete of the Year in Kennemerland, Netherlands. (jouwfm.nl, 20 Dec 2013; rtvnh.nl, 07 Dec 2011)
    Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Twitter profile, 11 Jun 2018)
    Impairment He was born with autism. (marcevers.com, 17 Apr 2015)
    Other information BOOK AND FILM
    In 2017 his biography 'The Great Marc Evers' was published. In 2019, Dutch filmmakers ParaJourney DisGover released a biopic on him, called 'Paralympic Swim Champion Marc Evers'. (Facebook page, 11 Jul 2019; ParaJourney DisGover YouTube channel, 23 May 2019; zorgboeken.nl, 01 Mar 2017)

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