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KAZMAIER Linn
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Germany   
GenderWomen
Age15
Place of BirthNürtingen, GER
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B3
Guide
Florian Baumann
Further Personal Information
Residence
Freiburg, GER
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in February 2015, at age eight, at the Notschrei mountain in Germany.
Why this sport?
She discovered Nordic sports during an initiation course for children on the Notschrei mountain near Freiburg, Germany. "I was a very sporty child and had lots of fun trying new things. I first tried biathlon at a course for the visually impaired. It was very cool and the coach said, 'If you want to come to a training camp you can'. So I went to a training camp and it was so cool that I decided to go to a cross-country skiing club back home. Since then I practised for this sport."
Club / Team
Skizunft Romerstein: Germany
Name of coach
Ralf Rombach [national], GER; Michael Huhn [national], GER; Ulrich Zipfel [national]
Training Regime
She trains for 11 to 12 hours each week.
General Interest
Hobbies
Unicycling, playing the guitar and ukulele, singing, hiking, athletics. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2022)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She listens to energetic music the night before her competitions so she can pump herself up. Shortly before her races, she takes deep breaths to stay calm. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2022; dw.com, 03 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I just try to get calm and just think about the race." (OIS, 07 Mar 2022)
Impairment
She was born with cone dystrophy and nystagmus. The condition also makes her eyes very sensitive to glare which requires her to wear sunglasses all the time. (express.de, 05 Mar 2022; dw.com, 03 Mar 2022)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
2 2022 6km Individual - Visually Impaired 20:14.6
2 2022 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 50:23.2
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
2 2022 15km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 52:05.6
3 2022 Sprint Freestyle - Visually Impaired 4:05.2
1 2022 10km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 41:40.8
8 2022 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 31:40.1
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
6 2021/2022 6km Individual - Visually Impaired 19:28.0
6 2021/2022 10km Middle - Visually Impaired 35:34.8
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
9 2021/2022 10km Classic Style - Visually Impaired 36:50.9
9 2021/2022 Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired  
5 2021/2022 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 32:39.8