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WICKER Anja
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country, Para-Cycling
NPC Germany   
GenderWomen
Age26
Place of BirthStuttgart, GER
Height1.10 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW10.5
Further Personal Information
Residence
Stuttgart, GER
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, German
Higher education
Sports Management - University of Tubingen: Germany
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para Nordic skiing in 2006 in Freiburg, Germany.
Why this sport?
A friend encouraged her to take up the sport. "I tried a lot of sports and liked cross-country skiing the most. I love endurance sports, and this challenges me the most."
Club / Team
MTV Stuttgart: Germany
Name of coach
Ralf Rombach [national], GER
Training Regime
She trains for 15 hours a week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Germany
General Interest
Hobbies
Sport, spending time with friends, travel, shopping, reading, supporting German football team VfB Stuttgart and Spanish football team FC Barcelona. (anja-wicker.de, 01 Oct 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Claiming a gold medal and a silver medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her father Volker. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No risk, no fun." (Athlete, 13 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2014 she received the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt [Silver Laurel Leaf] in Germany. (bundespraesident.de, 05 May 2014)
Other sports
She competed in cross-country skiing and biathlon at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, and has participated in handcycling at international level. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2014; proactiv-gmbh.de, 19 Oct 2012)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
(stuttgarter-zeitung.de, 21 Apr 2017)
Impairment
She has caudal regression syndrome, which affects the development of the lower spine. (proactiv-gmbh.de, 19 Oct 2012)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied sport management at SRH Riedlingen in Germany. (anja-wicker.de, 01 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
6 2014 6km Sprint - Sitting 22:10.1
1 2014 10km Middle - Sitting 36:33.8
2 2014 12.5km Individual - Sitting 46:03.4
9 2018 6km Sprint - Sitting 27:37.5
8 2018 10km Middle - Sitting 53:26.8
9 2018 12.5km Individual - Sitting 1:01:23.3
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
8 2014 12km - Sitting 47:05.6 
Qualification 2014 1km Sprint - Sitting 3:09.75
9 2014 5km - Sitting 19:36.7
Semifinal 2018 Sprint - Sitting 5:12.9
16 2018 5km - Sitting 22:29.0
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
9 2010/2011 2.4km Pursuit - Sitting 15:02.3
4 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 28:44.6
7 2010/2011 10km Individual - Sitting 43:34.3
2 2012/2013 6km Sprint - Sitting 24:27.7
8 2012/2013 10km Middle - Sitting 47:02.4
4 2012/2013 12.5km Individual - Sitting 49:51.0
9 2014/2015 6km Sprint - Sitting 24:05.4
8 2014/2015 10km Middle - Sitting 41:43.4
4 2014/2015 12.5km Individual - Sitting 47:19.1
2 2016/2017 10km Middle - Sitting 36:22.1
1 2016/2017 12.5km Individual - Sitting 43:07.3
2 2016/2017 6km Sprint - Sitting 21:21.0
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
11 2010/2011 5km - Sitting 15:35.2
10 2010/2011 1km Sprint - Sitting  
4 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Sitting  
6 2012/2013 10km - Sitting 41:19.0
10 2012/2013 5km - Sitting 15:40.5
9 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Sitting  
13 2014/2015 5km - Sitting 18:16.6
6 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Sitting  
7 2016/2017 12km - Sitting 40:22.0
9 2016/2017 5km - Sitting 16:25.2