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SCHMERMUND Manuela
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Germany   
GenderWomen
Age50
Place of BirthNiederaula, FRG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Niederaula, GER
Occupation
Athlete, Clerk, Public Speaker, Sports Administrator
Languages
German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began shooting at age 11. After her accident she took up shooting Para sport in 1998.
Club / Team
SG Mengshausen: Germany
Senior International Debut
Year
1999
Competing for
Germany
Tournament
Oceania Championships
Location
Sydney, NSW, AUS
General Interest
Awards and honours
She has been decorated with the Silberne Lorbeerblatt Award [Silver Bay Laurel Leaf] several times in her sporting career. (dbs-npc.de, 31 Dec 2010)

She was named the 2010/11 Athlete of the Year in Hesse, Germany. (manuela-schmermund.de, 01 Jun 2011)
Impairment
She has paraplegia as the result of a car accident in 1992. (manuela-schmermund.de, 01 Jun 2011)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works as a clerk for the regional council of Kassel in Germany. (LinkedIn profile, 30 Jun 2022)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She serves as a member of the Athletes' Committee of the German Olympic Sports Confederation [DOSB], and as a deputy spokeswoman for the German Shooting and Archery Federation [DSB]. (LinkedIn profile, 30 Jun 2022; stern.de, 31 Aug 2021)

COACHING
She has worked as a coach at the SG Mengshausen shooting club in Germany. (hersfelder-zeitung.de, 05 Jan 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Preliminary round 2000 Air Rifle Standing SH1 376
8 2000 Sport Rifle 3x20 SH1 641.2
1 2004 Air Rifle Standing SH1 493.0
3 2004 Sport Rifle 3x20 SH1 653.1
2 2008 Air Rifle Standing SH1 490.2
19 2008 Free Rifle Prone SH1 583
6 2008 Sport Rifle 3x20 SH1 663.2
2 2012 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 493.6
5 2012 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 660.3
Qualification 2016 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 399.1
4 2016 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 423.2
Qualification 2016 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 609.5
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2006 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 480.4
4 2006 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 646.1
5 2010 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 490.7
4 2010 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 656.9
17 2010 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1  
6 2014 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 119.5
18 2014 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 606.6
6 2014 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 398.3
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2013 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 99.3
7 2013 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 374.6
World Ranking (2018/01/01)
Rank Year Event Result
23 2018 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1  
7 2018 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1  
29 2018 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1  
11 2018 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1  
29 2018 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1  
11 2018 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1  
International Shooting Competition of Hannover
Rank Year Event Result
12 2017 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 611.9
6 2017 R8 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 501 DNF
3 2017 R2 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 218.5