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My name is Véronique Sprenger and I am from the Netherlands. In my life there have been three events that define me and guide the decisions I make. I grew up training and competing in gymnastics at a high level from the age of 5. Having trained up to 24 hours per week, it drastically influenced my life. Gymnastics has both given me a lot and left its scars. When I was 15 years old I moved to Stockholm, Sweden with my parents (leaving my three older siblings behind in the Netherlands) exposing me to international friendships and opportunities. Finally, at 21, I got the chance to go to Kenya and Tanzania with my university. That journey shaped my career and the adventures I seek out nowadays. I have worked a significant amount of time in Nairobi, Kenya as an acrobat in informal settlements. I consider the acrobats I met there as part of my family, they welcomed me in their team as if I was one of them. I also spent almost 2 years in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and up to 8 months in Windhoek, Namibia working in Sport for Development.

Having studied International Law, International Relations and International Development, I still love working in this field. In my free time, I try to advocate for the value of sport for personal development and try to create awareness on certain social challenges. I do this through my writing, which has always been my coping mechanism and my biggest love besides sports.

With acrobats Bruce and Ali in Nairobi, Kenya (March 29, 2018)

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