Three-time Paralympic champion Mentel had been struggling with cancer for years. Today she passed away at the age of 48. A collection of the most moving responses from the sports world.
Former skater Erben Wennemars: ‘Dear Bibian, see you next time’
Also sports journalist Hélène Hendriks has nice words.
Esther Vergeer will remember Paralympic champion Bibian Mentel, who passed away on Monday, as a strong, positive and powerful woman. “In everything she did, whether it was her family, the sport or doing good for others, she was always super strong,” says the former wheelchair tennis star, who witnessed the strength of Mentel during the 2018 as chef de mission. Paralympics in Pyeongchang. “At the time there was a lot of uncertainty about how she would go and she exceeded all expectations with gold twice.”
Speed skating champion Ireen Wüst thanks Bibian Mentel for all the inspiration.
TeamNL says goodbye to Bibian Mentel.
The Mentelity Foundation has wonderful words for the founder of the foundation.
Sports journalist Barbara Barend had a close relationship with Bibian Mentel.
Sports world beaten by death Bibian Mentel: ‘Thanks for all your inspiration’ | Other sports
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