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Annegret Schneider

Athletics | Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T37, F37

Further personal information

Residence
Germany
Languages
English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 13.
Why this sport?
She contacted German national youth coach Henny Gastel after she did a Google search on the requirements for Para athletics. She was invited to try the sport at the Kienbaum Training Centre in Germany.
Club / Team
TSG 1845 Heilbronn: Stuttgart, GER
Name of coach
Martina Ehlke [club]; Willi Gernemann [national], GER
Training Regime
She trains three times a week.

General interest

Hobbies
Skiing. (Facebook profile, 16 Feb 2018)
Injuries
She withdrew from the 2018 German National Indoor Championships due to illness. (Facebook page, 23 Feb 2018)

She sustained a knee injury in September 2016. (Facebook page, 10 Sep 2016)
Other sports
She has competed in Para triathlon at national level in Germany. She has also participated in Para Nordic skiing at youth level. (winwin-marketing.de, 2017; triteamheuchelberg.de, 24 Aug 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (winwin-marketing.de, Oct 2017)
Impairment
She has weakness on the right side of her body and impaired balance due to a brain injury sustained at birth. (winwin-marketing.de, 2017; stimmt.de, 06 Jul 2016)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has trained to become a skiing teacher. (winwin-marketing.de, 2017)