Carina de Rooij

CARINA DE ROOIJ

Basketball
Carina de Rooij
""The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow""
#TeamSunrise

LOVE AT A FIRST "PLAY"

I can’t imagine a life without sport. I started gymnastics when I was three years old. And there was never a week without sport. So when I broke my back I just had to find a new sport that ‘fitted’ me.

I first started playing Basketball at the Center for Physical Rehabilitation, that's where I was being treated after my injury. Basketball was really 'love at first play' for me!"

With the national team we have a mixture of very young, new players and more experienced players which keeps it very interesting. I love to see them getting better and better every day and I think as a team we haven’t reached our best level yet.

#TeamSunrise

NEW LIFE, NEW SPORT

I was born on the 10th of May 1980. Growing up I participated in gymnastics. After an unfortunate fall in 1999 I broke my back.

After finding myself in a wheelchair, I started looking around for a new type of sports activity.

I started basketball with SC Antilope in Utrecht. It was hard to be a beginner again, but that didn’t stop me. After 20 years I still love playing basketball. I now play with Sunrise Medical Braves in Doorn.

"Basketball is an extremely physical sport, it demands a lot from your body."
My sports wheelchair
"My sports wheelchair of choice is the QUICKIE Allcourt Pro. It's a new Built-4-Me customisation that was entirely custom measured and built specifically for me. My wheelchair and body now becomes one unit and it fully supports my athletic performance."
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My everyday wheelchair
"My QUICKIE Krypton is an extremely lightweight wheelchair. It is accurately made to fit my body and has a beautiful design that's tailored to both my personality and my style."

ROAD TO
GLORY

2018
Wheelchair basketball World Championships - Hamburg

World Champion

2016
Paralympic Games (Rio)
Bronze Medal
2014
2014 World Championships

Silver

2013
2013 European Championships
Gold
2012
2012 London Paralympics

Bronze medal

2011
2011 European Championships
Silver