The now 30-year-old Kelly Van Zon from the Netherlands has also joined the international scene very young, she competed for the first time in Bilbao, Spain, in 2003. Since 2009 she has been ruling her competition class 7. She started with the European singles title in Genoa, Italy (2009) and peaked in 2012 and 2016 with winning and defending the Paralympic gold. She will also be defending the world championship title in Celje, having won in Beijing in 2014. “One will never win if one is afraid of losing,” is a quote guiding her through life.