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MAN Noa
Netherlands
NED
Title
Ms
Lastname
MAN
Firstname
Noa
Gender
female
Country
Netherlands
Place of birth
Delft
Year of birth
2004 (17 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Parkour
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Hobbies
Skateboarding. (Facebook page, 13 Nov 2020)
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Spoken languages
Dutch, English
Coach
Mark van Swieten, NED
Injuries
In May 2022 she suffered a foot injury at the International Extreme Sports Festival [FISE] World Series event in Montpellier, France. She was able to participate in the 2022 Red Bull Art of Motion event the following month. (Instagram profile, 30 May 2022, 09 Jun 2022)
Start sporting career
She took up the sport at age seven. (sdvoyager.com, 31 May 2022)
Reason for taking up the sport
She was initially involved in surfing and dancing at a young age. Someone from her surf school opened a freerunning school, so she decided to give it a try. "I wasn't a girly girl, I rather played outside running and climbing than playing with dolls. I had surfing lessons too but I was more busy throwing flips off my board than catching waves, so my surf coach told my mum I should check out a new parkour gym in the city." (redbull.com, 03 Jun 2022, 01 Jan 2021; sdvoyager.com, 31 May 2022)
Milestones
She became the first parkour athlete to win a gold medal in women's freestyle at the World Games when she was victorious at the 2022 Games in Birmingham, AL, United States of America. It was the first World Games to feature the sport. (theworldgames.org, 09 Jul 2022; SportsDeskOnline, 28 Sep 2022)

At age 16, she became the youngest winner of the Red Bull Art of Motion event at the time when she was victorious in the women's competition in 2021 in Piraeus, Greece. (redbull.com, 03 Jun 2022)
Trainings
She trains twice a day. (redbull.com, 08 Jun 2022)
Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning the 2021 Red Bull Art of Motion event in Piraeus, Greece. (redbull.com, 08 Jun 2022; sdvoyager.com, 31 May 2022)
Hero / Idol
US stuntperson Luci Romberg. (femalefirst.co.uk, 06 Jun 2022)
Rituals
She listens to music before competing. (redbull.com, 08 Jun 2021)
Philosophy / Motto
"Work hard, play hard." (redbull.com, 01 Jan 2021)
Additional information
General
GROWTH SPURT
She had to adapt after she grew around 14 centimetres between 2021 and 2022. "I had a mega growth spurt last year [speaking in 2022] and I've grown 14 centimetres. That made me insecure in my flips and balance. Fortunately, I was able to participate in so many competitions in May and June 2022 that I got my level back. I feel stronger than ever, both physically and mentally." (dutchgymnastics.nl, 12 Jul 2022)

Last update : 2022-09-28

The World Games

2022 - The World Games 2022 BIRMINGHAM (USA)

Women Speed
Rank Final
2
Score Final
29.230
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
30.590
Women Freestyle
Rank Final
1
Score Final
24.000
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
23.500
World Championships

2022 - 1st FIG Parkour World Championships TOKYO (JPN)

Women Speed
Rank Final
5
Score Final
35.810
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
36.720
Women Freestyle
Rank Final
5
Score Final
24.000
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
22.000
World Cup

2022 - FIG Parkour World Cup Sofia SOFIA (BUL)

Women Freestyle
Rank Final
2
Score Final
23.000
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
22.500

2022 - FIG Parkour WCup MONTPELLIER (FRA)

Women Speed
Rank Final
4
Score Final
30.780
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
34.060
Women Freestyle
Rank Final
5
Score Final
19.000
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
12.500
World / Challenge Cup

2021 - FIG Parkour World Cup Sofia SOFIA (BUL)

Women Speed
Rank Final
4
Score Final
15.740
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.300
Women Freestyle
Rank Final
2
Score Final
21.000
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
21.500