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HABBEN-KOBER Birgit
Sport Para dance sport
NPC Germany   
GenderWomen
Age57
Place of BirthEssen, FRG
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SC1
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Reiner Kober
Residence
Bochum, GER
Languages
English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para dance sport in 1998 in Essen, Germany, and began dancing competitively in 2009.
Why this sport?
She first tried dancing at age 14. After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis she did not want to give up her most enjoyable hobby.
Name of coach
Pippa Roberts [national]
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Take it seriously, but not too seriously. Always remember that dancing is the most wonderful thing on earth." (unitems.net, 03 Jul 2012)
Impairment
She has used a wheelchair since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1996. (curado.de, 18 Dec 2012)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She serves as a consultant for the German Multiple Sclerosis Society. (dmsg-nrw.de, 23 Sep 2019)

COACH
Along with her husband and dance partner Reiner Kober, she coaches Para dancers at MTG Horst in Essen, Germany. (mtg-horst.de, 01 Mar 2019; waz.de, 05 Apr 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2013 C1/5D Combi Standard  
11 2015 C1/5D Combi Standard