Did you know that the heroes of TeamNL have won three gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze medal at the Paralympics in South Korea?
With a total of seven medals this was the most succesful Paralympics for the Netherlands ever!
PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics
• 9-18 March 2018 in South-Korea
• Nine Dutch athletes in two sports: para-Alpine skiing and para-snowboarding
• Three out of the nine Dutch athletes are reigning world champions
• The Winter Paralympics includes six sports: Alpine skiing, snowboarding, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice hockey and wheelchair curling
• 670 athletes compete in a total of 80 medal events
TeamNL Paralympic Winter Games
Linda van Impelen (1985) from Mierlo
Anna Jochemsen (1985) from Utrecht
Bibian Mentel (1972) from Loosdrecht
Lisa Bunschoten (1995) from Utrecht
Renske van Beek (1989) from The Hague
Jeroen Kampschreur (1999) from Leiderdorp
Niels de Langen (1998) from Arnhem
Jeffrey Stuut (1995) from Enkhuizen
Chris Vos (1998) from Noord-Beemster
Medal count for TeamNL
Gold medals (3x)
• Bibian Mentel – snowboarding (Women’s snowboard cross)
• Bibian Mentel – snowboarding (Women’s banked slalom)
• Jeroen Kampschreur – Alpine skiing (Men’s super combined (sitting))
Silver medals (3x)
• Lisa Bunschoten – snowboarding (Women’s snowboard cross)
• Chris Vos – snowboarding (Men’s snowboard cross)
• Linda van Impelen – Alpine skiing (Women’s giant slalom)
Bronze medal (1x)
• Lisa Bunschoten – snowboarding (Women’s banked slalom)
She came to South Korea with limited training and pulled off two gold medals
Flag bearer Bibian Mentel won two gold metals in the snowboard cross and banked slalom events, only ten weeks after having had a vertebra replaced with a titanium frame, after a cancerous tumour was discovered in her neck.
The 45-year old Bibian said: “Anything is possible if you set your mind to it and just get the best of yourself”. Bibian has been treated against cancer nine times. In 2016 she was told she was terminal but after switching hospitals and receiving advanced treatment she pulled through.