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Barbara van Bergen
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van Bergen in 2015
Personal information
Born (1978-06-09) 9 June 1978 (age 45)
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Sport
Country Netherlands
Sport
Event(s) Women's wheelchair basketball
Medal record
Representing  Netherlands
Women's wheelchair basketball
Paralympic Games
Bronze 2016 Rio de Janeiro Team
Bronze 2012 London Team
European Wheelchair Basketball Championship
Gold 2013 Frankfurt Team
Silver 2015 Worcester Team
Silver 2011 Nazareth Team
Silver 2009 Stoke Mandeville Team
Silver 2007 Wetzlar Team
Wheelchair Basketball World Championship
Bronze 2014 Toronto Team
Women's para-alpine skiing
World Championships
Gold 2023 Lleida Downhill
Silver 2021 Lillehammer Downhill

Barbara van Bergen (born 9 June 1978) is a Dutch wheelchair basketball player and para-alpine skier.

Career

Wheelchair basketball

Van Bergen began her career in 2007 with the team of the Rotterdam Arrows'81 and in 2008 played for the Dutch women's wheelchair basketball team at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, where they reached the quarter-finals. Three years later, the Dutch wheelchair basketball team qualified for the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London. After losing in the semi-final, they won the bronze medal match.

After winning gold at the 2013 Women's European Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Frankfurt, and bronze at the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Toronto, the Dutch team won the silver medal at the 2015 Women's European Wheelchair Basketball Championship, thus qualifying for the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, where they won the bronze medal once again.

Para-alpine skiing

Van Bergen has been active in sitting para-alpine skiing since 2014. After the 2016 Paralympic Games, she focused on this sport. In December 2021, she managed to qualify for the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Beijing. At the 2021 World Para Snow Sports Championships held in Lillehammer, Norway, van Bergen won the silver medal in the downhill event.

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