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KRAFT Andreas
Sport Para swimming
NPC Austria   
GenderMen
Age29
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence
Arlington, TX, USA
Occupation
Student
Languages
German
Higher education
Finance - University of Texas: Arlington, TX, USA
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
BSV Weisser Hof: Hoffenheim, GER
Name of coach
Doug Rusk
Coach from which country?
United States
Coach from what year?
2011
General Interest
Hobbies
Exploring countries and learning new languages. (theshoehorn.com, 06 Nov 2011)

Basketball. (hansradlschule.at, 01 Sep 2011)
Most influential person in career
Christian Fuchs and Robert Almer, creators of Stars4Stars foundation: "It makes me feel crazy that I am supported by two football stars especially. 'Stars4Stars' means a lot to me because it can take me further in disabled sport, and in general." (regionaut.meinbezirk.at, 17 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To be a great player, I have to work hard." (theshorthorn.com, 06 Nov 2011)
Awards and honours
While playing for the Sitting Bull wheelchair basketball team in 2009, he was a top scorer and elected to the 'All Star Team of the Tournament' as he played in [and managed] the side in the Euro League Preliminary Round in Villefranche. (hansradlschule.at, 01 Sep 2011)
Other sports
Basketball - he had represented the Austrian wheelchair basketball side, making his international debut in 2008. (hansradlschule.at, 01 Sep 2011)
Ambitions
To play professional Wheelchair Basketball in Europe, and "explore other countries and learn new languages". (theshoehorn.com, 06 Nov 2011)
Other information
STARS4STARS
In December 2010 he became one of two swimmers to be the first supported under the 'Stars4Stars' initiative launched by Christian Fuchs and Robert Almer. The initiative offers financial and material support to athletes with disabilities, while specialised training and simulated altitude training in specialised units or pools is also given. (stars4stars.com, 29 May 2011)

AUSTRIA TO USA
He moved to the USA in August 2011 when he began a course at the University of Texas. "I like the climate over here because, in my definition, it is warm. My friends over in Austria are freezing! My family has supported and have stood behind me." (theshoehorn.com, 06 Nov 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
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