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REHM Markus
Sport Athletics
NPC Germany   
Born22 Aug 1988 in Göppingen, FRG
Height1.85 m
Weight 78 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
T44, F44
Further Personal Information
Leverkusen, GER
Manager, Medical Specialist
German, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at age 20 in Leverkusen, Germany.
Why this sport?
He enjoys the sport.
Club / Team
TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Germany
Name of coach
Steffi Nerius, GER, from 2008; Willi Gernemann [national], GER
Senior International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Wakeboarding. (, 26 Jun 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the long jump at the 2009 World Championships, setting a world record in 2010. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2011)
Awards and honours
He was named Male Disabled Athlete of the Year of 2014 by the German National Paralympic Committee. (, 29 Nov 2014)
Other sports
In 2005 he finished second in the junior German wakeboarding championships. (, 2013)
To compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 26 Jun 2014)
He had a below the knee amputation following a wakeboarding accident. (, 20 Aug 2012; Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Other information
In 2014 he became the first athlete with an impairment to compete in the final of an event at the able-bodied German championships. He leapt 8.24m to win the long jump. "I still have heart palpitations. There are simply jumps you meet perfectly and so it was today." (, 27 Jul 2014)

He served an apprenticeship as a prosthesist and describes himself as an orthopedic mechanic. He specialises in working with other athletes. (, 26 Jun 2014; Athlete, 20 Dec 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2012 Long Jump F42-44 7.35
3 2012 4 x 100m Relay T42-46 45.23
Round 1 2012 100m T44 11.92
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2011 Long Jump F44 7.09
10 2011 100m T44 12.13
4 2011 4 x 100m Relay T42-46 45.71
1 2013 Long Jump T44 7.95
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 100m T44 11.85
1 2014 Long Jump T42-44 7.63