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BREM Wilhelm
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Germany   
GenderMen
Age44
Place of BirthBuchloe, FRG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
B1
Guide
Florian Grimm
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ketterschwang, GER
Occupation
Athlete, Physiotherapist
Higher education
Physiotherapy
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began para-Nordic skiing in 1993.
Club / Team
Ring der Korperbehinderten Freiburg: Germany
Name of coach
Ralf Rombach [national], GER
General Interest
Nicknames
Willi (willi-brem.de, 27 Jan 2014)
Hobbies
Football, ice hockey, athletics, reading, hiking. (willi-brem.de, 17 Mar 2011; nordski.de, 16 Jan 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sometimes you fall down but you should always stand up again." (nordski.de, 31 Dec 2008)
Awards and honours
He was Germany's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 16 Mar 2014)

He was named the 2011 Athlete of the Year at the Freiburg Sports Gala in Germany. (galanacht-des-sports.de, 2012)

In 2010 he was decorated with the Silberne Lorbeerblatt [Silver Bay Laurel Leaf] Award. (bmi.bund.de, 30 Apr 2010)
Other sports
He has competed in both para-biathlon and cross-country skiing. (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Feb 2014)
Impairment
At age eight his vision began to deteriorate quickly and he had to change to a school for the visually impaired. At age 14 he lost his sight completely. (nordski.de, 31 Dec 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
2 1994 7.5km Individual B1 35:00.5
1 1998 7.5km Individual B1 29:12.2
1 2002 7.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 23:21.1
5 2006 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 28:00.3
3 2006 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 42:49.6
4 2010 3km Pursuit - Visually Impaired  
1 2010 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 44:05.4
7 2014 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 25:31.4
  2014 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired  DNS
9 2014 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 45:23.4
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
6 1998 5km Classic Style B1 18:49.6
2 1998 15km Freestyle B1 35:50.7
7 1998 20km Classic Style B1-3 1:11:32.0
2 1998 4 x 5km Relay - Standing/Visually Impaired 1:21:28.5
  2002 5km Classic Style B1  DNF
3 2002 10km Freestyle B1 29:06.9
10 2002 20km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 1:13:46.2
4 2006 5km - Visually Impaired 14:29.6
  2006 10km - Visually Impaired  DNS
5 2006 20km - Visually Impaired 1:07:10.6
4 2006 1 x 3.75 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 40:08.3
4 2010 20km Freestyle - Visually Impaired 1:01:44.6
7 2010 1km Sprint Classic Style - Visually Impaired  
5 2014 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 28:22.8
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
4 2002/2003 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 57:33.9
3 2002/2003 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 30:19.7
5 2004/2005 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 28:36.3
3 2004/2005 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 45:37.6
5 2008/2009 3.6km Pursuit - Visually Impaired  
4 2008/2009 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 48:56.2
7 2010/2011 3km Pursuit - Visually Impaired 11:59.7
3 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 25:51.9
4 2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Visually Impaired 48:18.0
7 2012/2013 7.5km Sprint - Visually Impaired 26:56.7
5 2012/2013 12.5km Middle - Visually Impaired 44:38.7
3 2012/2013 15km Individual - Visually Impaired 44:55.0
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
9 2002/2003 5km - Visually Impaired 14:56.4
7 2002/2003 10km - Visually Impaired 32:12.6
6 2002/2003 20km - Visually Impaired 1:06:52.0
4 2004/2005 10km - Visually Impaired 27:33.9
6 2004/2005 5km - Visually Impaired 14:19.1
5 2004/2005 20km - Visually Impaired 57:09.3
2 2004/2005 1 x 3.75 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 40:26.4
9 2008/2009 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
4 2010/2011 10km - Visually Impaired 25:58.4
11 2010/2011 1km Sprint - Visually Impaired  
3 2012/2013 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 29:19.0