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SCHIEWE Torben
Sport Sitting Volleyball
NPC Germany   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthCelle, FRG
Height1.82 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
D
Further Personal Information
Residence
Nienhagen, GER
Occupation
Executive
Languages
German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing volleyball at age nine, and took up sitting volleyball in 2007.
Why this sport?
He went with a friend to try volleyball and enjoyed the sport. He took up sitting volleyball because he wanted to compete at the Paralympic Games.
Club / Team
MTV Eintracht Celle: Germany
Name of coach
Michael Merten [national], GER
Training Regime
He trains three to four times per week, mostly strength and fitness training.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Setter
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (cellesche-zeitung.de, 14 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He received the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt [Silver Laurel Leaf] in Germany in recognition of his bronze medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (saar-report.de, 07 Nov 2012)

He was named 2012 Para Athlete of the Year in Lower Saxony, Germany. (cellesche-zeitung.de, 14 Oct 2015)

He was named Best Setter of the 2011 World Organisation Volleyball for Disabled [WOVD] Standing Volleyball World Cup in Cambodia. (phnompenhpost.com, 01 Aug 2011)
Other sports
He was part of the Germany squad that won the 2011 World Organisation Volleyball for Disabled [WOVD] Standing Volleyball World Cup in Cambodia. He has also played Para beach volleyball at international level and able-bodied volleyball at club level in Germany. (cellesche-zeitung.de, 04 Jan 2017; dbs-volleyball.de, 29 Apr 2014; phnompenhpost.com, 01 Aug 2011)
Impairment
He was born with a malformation of the spine. (diana-medicalsport.de, 01 Feb 2012)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He has worked as chief executive officer [CEO] of German sports club MTV Eintracht Celle. (cellesche-zeitung.de, 04 Jan 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2012 Team  
6 2016 Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2018 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2015 Team  
5 2017 Team