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SCHÜNEMANN Gesche
Sport Wheelchair Basketball
NPC Germany   
GenderWomen
Age35
Place of BirthGiessen, FRG
Height1.75 m
Weight 66 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Marital status
* unknown *
Family
Partner Christian Ruhnke
Residence
Hamburg, GER
Occupation
Marketing
Languages
English, French, German
Higher education
Sport Management - Eberhard Karls University, Tubingen: Germany
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began in 2007 at age 25 at RSV Lahn-Dill.
Why this sport?
She played basketball before her injury and wanted to continue playing.
Club / Team
BG Baskets Hamburg: Germany
Name of coach
Holger Glinicki [club, national], GER
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Germany
Opponent
Great Britain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Wetzlar, GER
General Interest
Hobbies
Sports in general, going on vacation, reading. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the gold medal at the London Paralympic Games 2012. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her coach Holger Glinicki. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Injuries
"I had a finger injury on my right hand and it took me four months to recover in 2012." (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I always think I can get better. I'm never satisfied. That's why I keep working." (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Other sports
Played basketball in the second division in Germany. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Ambitions
To win every game. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Impairment
Knee Injury. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2008 Team  
1 2012 Team  
2 2016 Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2010 Team  
2 2014 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2015 Team