Type of Impairment
Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Athlete, Manager, Technician
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up able-bodied cross-country skiing in 1977, and got involved in biathlon eight years later. He began Para Nordic skiing in 2017 in Freiburg, Germany.
Why this sport?
He liked the sport and wanted to start from scratch by himself.
Club / Team
SV Kirchzarten: Germany
Name of coach
Ralf Rombach [national], GER; Michael Huhn, GER, from 2017
Memorable sporting achievement
Claiming three titles at the German championships, and placing sixth at a World Cup event in Canmore, AB, Canada. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Michael Huhn. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was a member of the German 4x2.5km mixed relay team that was presented with the 2018 Para Team of the Year Award by the German Paralympic Committee [DBS]. The honour was in recognition of the bronze medal they won at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (rp-online.de, 24 Nov 2018)
He represented Germany in both cross-country skiing and biathlon at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He also competed in able-bodied biathlon at international level prior to his accident. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Jan 2019; t-online.de, 10 Mar 2018)
He has a difference in leg length of more than eight centimetres due to a motorbike accident. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
|Men's 7.5km Standing||Final||2018-03-10||5|
|Men's 20km Free Standing||Final||2018-03-12||8|
|Men's 1.5km Sprint Classic Standing||Final||2018-03-14||5|
|Men's 10km Classic Standing||Final||2018-03-17||9|
|4x2.5km Mixed Relay||Final||2018-03-18||3|
|Men's Middle Distance Standing||Final||2019-02-16||9999|
|Men's Sprint - Free Style Standing||Final||2019-02-18||6|
|Men's Sprint Standing||Final||2019-02-20||9999|
|Men's Long Distance Standing||Final||2019-02-21||7|