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MESTER Mathias
Sport Athletics
NPC Germany   
Place of BirthMünster, FRG
Height1.42 m
Weight 53 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Cologne, GER
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2005.
Why this sport?
He was invited to an athletics trial training session.
Club / Team
FC Kaiserslautern: Germany
Name of coach
Willi Gernemann [national], GER; Werner Kalb [personal]; Arne Greskowiak [personal]
General Interest
Matze (, 04 Oct 2013)
A knee injury prevented him from competing at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (, 09 Oct 2015)

In March 2010 he injured his back during a strength session. He underwent surgery on the injury five months later. (, 01 Dec 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Whether small or tall, we are all just people." (, 14 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2007 German Para-Athlete of the Year. (, 2015)

He has received the Silver Bay Laurel Leaf, the highest sports award in Germany. (, 01 Dec 2010)
He was born with achondroplasia and is a person of short stature. (, 01 Dec 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2008 Shot Put F40 11.16
7 2012 Javelin Throw F40 39.67
5 2016 Javelin Throw F41 39.99
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2006 Shot Put F40 9.49
1 2006 Javelin Throw F40 34.00
4 2013 Shot Put F41 11.07
1 2013 Javelin Throw F41 41.26
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 Javelin Throw F41 38.69
2 2016 Javelin Throw F40/41 37.84