Dutch 2019 World Para Swimming Championships team honoured

Elwanda Tulloch

The Netherlands’ team for the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships have this month received the Royal Dutch Swimming Federation (KNZB) Performance Prize for 2019.

The prize – one of a series of awards given out by the KNZB – was handed to the team by KNZB President Marius van Zeijts.

In total, the Dutch team won 21 medals – eight of them gold – at the World Championships in London to earn the KNZB recognition.

Liesette Bruinsma led the way, winning three golds and two silvers.

The Netherlands did not send a team to the 2017 World Para Swimming Championships.

The award is a team prize, and several members of the Dutch squad have also announced their retirement from the sport.

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