4 MARCH - 13 MARCH 2022 (UTC)

28 August - 8 Sept 2024 (FST)

Hannah van Kampen

Name Hannah van Kampen
Sport Para- cycling (sighted pilot)
Date of Birth
8 May 1993
Coach Stuart MacDonald
Resides Cambridge
Hometown Hawkes Bay
Occupation Student
Paralympian # 209 - Rio 2016

Major International Results
2018 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships 4th - Women's Individual B Pursuit
6th - Women's B 1km Time Trial
2016 Rio Paralympic Games 4th – Women’s Individual B Pursuit 
6th – Women’s B Kilo
2016 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships  5th - Women’s B 3km Pursuit
9th – Women’s B 1km Time Trial


Hannah van Kampen is well known in both domestic and international cycling circles as a talented rider in her own right.  Hannah represented New Zealand in a number of squads including Under 19 to women's elite. She has also competed on the European circuit.

Hannah moved up to Cambridge at the end of 2015 to join the New Zealand Para Cycling squad as a reserve sighted pilot of visually impaired Para cyclist Emma Foy. Since that time Hannah has ridden with both Emma and Para cyclist Amanda Cameron.

Most recently Hannah and Amanda competed at the 2016 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships achieving two top 10 finishes. The highlight being 5th and personal best in the Women's 3km Pursuit, a great result for a new tandem pairing.

2016 continued to be a year of success Hannah and Amanda were selected to the New Zealand Paralympic Team making their debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. In the heat and intensity of the velodrome the pairing produced personal bests and two top 6 placings. Hannah and Amanda were part of the New Zealand Paralympic Team that won a stunning 21 medals across 12 individual medallists in 2016 (9 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze). The Team finished first in the world per capita and 13th in the world overall (previous best: 16th).

About Hannah

Classification means…

Tandem TB: Cyclists with visual impairment race on a tandem with a sighted cyclist (pilot) sitting in the front. Cyclists with visual impairment either have a low visual acuity (less than 6/60) and/or a visual field less than 20 degrees radius.


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