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TIGLER Mathis
Sport Sitting Volleyball
NPC Germany   
GenderMen
Age23
Place of BirthDinslaken, GER
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
D
Further Personal Information
Languages
German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing sitting volleyball in 2008 with TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Germany.
Why this sport?
He played football before his illness. After losing his lower leg, he took up table tennis but soon realised he wanted to be involved in a team sport again.
Club / Team
TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Germany
Name of coach
Michael Overhage [club]; Michael Merten [national], GER
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Libero
General Interest
Hobbies
Table tennis. (tsvbayer04.de, 14 Sep 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you only do what you can already do, you will remain what you already are." (Facebook profile, 13 May 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Junior Player of the 2014 International LE-Cup in Leipzig, Germany. (behindertensport-sachsen.de, 01 Dec 2014)
Impairment
In 2003 his left leg was amputated below the knee due to bone cancer. (nrz.de, 13 Nov 2009; derwesten.de, 21 Oct 2009)

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