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SEELIGER Elke
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Germany   
GenderWomen
Age50
Place of BirthBremen, FRG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Classification
SH1
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Burkhard, two children including son Tammo
Residence
Weyhe, GER
Occupation
Retired
Languages
German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began shooting in Bremen, Germany, at age 15. She first shot with an air pistol but switched to the air rifle in 2010. She took up shooting Para sport after she began using a wheelchair in 2014.
Why this sport?
Her father took her to a shooting festival in Bremen, Germany, and she joined a club soon after. "I'm just happy that I have this sport. I'm not the type who can sit on the sofa and do nothing."
Club / Team
SV Etzhorn [GER] / Stuhr von 1912 [GER] / SV Bassum von 1848 [GER]:
Name of coach
Rudi Krenn [national], GER; Burkhard Seeliger [personal, husband]
Training Regime
She trains for 19 hours a week, which includes physical exercises and physiotherapy as well as shooting practice.
General Interest
Hobbies
Fishing, spending time with her dogs. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2021)
Injuries
She resumed full training in October 2020 after undergoing surgery earlier that year due to a health issue. (kreiszeitung.de, 28 Jan 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she received a silver merit award from the SV Bassum von 1848 shooting club in Germany, in recognition of her sporting achievements at international level. (kreiszeitung.de, 07 Jun 2017)
Other sports
She competed in able-bodied sport shooting at national level in Germany before her diagnosis. (kreiszeitung.de, 28 Jan 2021)
Famous relatives
Her husband Burkhard serves as her coach. (kreiszeitung.de, 25 Jan 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (teamdeutschland-paralympics.de, 28 Aug 2019)
Impairment
She has syringomyelia, a degenerative condition which damages the spinal cord. She has used a wheelchair since 2014. (deutsche-paralympische-mannschaft.de, 2016; bsn-ev.de, 01 Aug 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Qualification 2016 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 401.6
Qualification 2016 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 546
10 2021 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 1145
45 2021 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 603.1
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2018 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 610.9
22 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 610.9
8 2018 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 393.1
17 2019 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 630.9
9 2019 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 1137
11 2019 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 614.3
18 2019 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 610.6
World Cup (Fort Benning, GA)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2015 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 139.8
3 2015 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 425.1
37 2015 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 596.5
1 2016 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 437.6
2 2016 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 201.2
5 2016 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 141.3
3 2017 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 219.2
9 2017 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 612.5
7 2018 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 140.2
8 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 119.9
2 2018 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 437.7
16 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 628.3
28 2019 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 627.2
2 2019 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 453.8
9 2019 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 613.0
5 2019 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 182.1
6 2019 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 161.1
5 2019 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 418.3
9 2019 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 631.3
17 2019 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 612.1
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 165.8
5 2018 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 180.7
World Ranking (2018/01/01)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2018 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1  
12 2018 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1  
14 2018 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1  
10 2018 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1  
14 2018 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1  
10 2018 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1  
International Shooting Competition of Hannover
Rank Year Event Result
35 2017 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 591.3
3 2017 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 428.5
6 2017 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 156.3