Place of Birth: Blaricum
Current Residence: Arnhem, The Netherlands
Language(s): Dutch, English, German
International Debut: At the age of 15 during the Belgian International
Professional Since: I started playing club matches from 10 years old and I also participated in some local youth tournaments
National Team Member: 2004
Q & A
Any previous Olympics Games competed in and results?
When and where you began playing, and why this sport?
"I started playing badminton in my hometown Weesp when I was 8 years old. A friend from school introduced me to the sport and I loved playing immediately"
Your equipment sponsor and current racket model?
"Babolat, Babolat satellite power"
Memorable sporting achievements?
"Reaching the last 8 at the World Championships and winning the Bitburger open"
Sporting awards / Honours (so far)?
"Short term: Qualifying for Rio 2016. Long term: Getting a medal during European championships and World Championships"