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Sport Para athletics
NPC Germany   
Place of BirthGöppingen, 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
German, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at age 20 in Leverkusen, Germany.
Club / Team
TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Germany
Name of coach
Steffi Nerius [club], GER; Willi Gernemann [national], GER
Senior International Debut
Competing for
Bangalore, IND
General Interest
Blade Jumper (, 20 Feb 2016)
Wakeboarding. (, 06 Mar 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You always need goals to stay motivated, but they have to be realistic." (, 22 Aug 2014)
Awards and honours
He was a member of the 4x100m relay squad that was named 2016 Team of the Year by the National Paralympic Committee of Germany. (, 29 Nov 2016)

He was Germany's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 06 Sep 2016)
Other sports
He has competed in able-bodied athletics competitions at international level. He won gold at the 2016 Indoor Grand Prix event in Glasgow, Scotland. In 2005 he finished second in the junior German wakeboarding championships. (, 21 Feb 2016;, 2013)
He had a below the knee amputation following a wakeboarding accident. (, 20 Aug 2012; Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Other information
In November 2015 he featured as a contestant on the German television show 'TV Total Turmspringen' [TV Total Diving], a celebrity competition in single and synchronised high diving. He and his diving partner Jonas Reckermann, a German Olympic beach volleyball player, were the winners of the competition. (, 06 Mar 2016)

In 2014 he won the able-bodied German national long jump title but was blocked from competing at the 2014 European Championships in Zurich, Switzerland, after tests on his prosthetic leg ruled that he may get an added advantage over able-bodied athletes. In 2016 he commissioned another study to determine whether he had an advantage, though this one returned inconclusive. "The investigation [in 2014] did not take enough factors into account. Only the potential advantages were considered, but the disadvantages that I have through the prosthesis have to be included in the results. The study [in 2016] could not identify any advantage through the prosthesis, and I think that for me is a good result." (, 30 May 2016;, 20 May 2015)

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 won the long jump with a leap of 8.24m. (, 27 Jul 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2012 Long Jump T42/44 7.35
3 2012 4 x 100m Relay T42-46 45.23
Round 1 2012 100m T44 11.92
1 2016 4 x 100m Relay T42-47 40.82
1 2016 Long Jump T44 8.21
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
1 2015 Long Jump T44 8.40
1 2015 4 x 100m Relay T42-47 41.86
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 100m T44 11.85
1 2014 Long Jump T42-44 7.63
1 2016 Long Jump T44 7.98
1 2016 4 x 100m Relay T42-47 41.49