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STRENG Felix
Sport Para athletics
NPC Germany   
GenderMen
Age23
Place of BirthLa Paz, BOL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T64, F64
Further Personal Information
Marital status
* unknown *
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2012 at the TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen club in Germany.
Why this sport?
He visited the TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen club in Germany to do some research on Para sport for a school assignment. He trained there for three days, and was then asked if he would like to join the club on a regular basis.
Club / Team
TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Germany
Name of coach
Willi Gernemann [national], GER; Hans-Jorg Thomaskamp [personal]
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 4x100m relay at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Facebook page, 21 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Instagram profile, 29 Nov 2016)
Injuries
In 2017 he injured the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in his left leg. During his recovery he picked up a viral infection, which forced him to withdraw from the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (Facebook page, 12 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was presented with the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt [Silver Laurel Leaf], the highest sports award in Germany. (bundespraesident.de, 01 Nov 2016)

He and fellow 4x100m relay runners Johannes Floors, Markus Rehm and David Behre were named the 2016 Team of the Year by the National Paralympic Committee of Germany. (paralympic.org, 29 Nov 2016)

He was named Elite Student of the Year in 2013 and 2014 by the German Elite School of Sport Association. (tsvbayer04.de, 18 Sep 2015)
Impairment
He was born without a foot and the lower part of the shin on his right leg. (athleticsweekly.com, 21 Apr 2014)
Other information
FROM BOLIVIA TO GERMANY
Born in Bolivia, in 2001 he and his family moved to Coburg, Germany. (infranken.de, 13 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 100m T44 11.03
1 2016 4 x 100m Relay T42-47 40.82
8 2016 200m T44  DNF
3 2016 Long Jump T44 7.13
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2015 Long Jump T44 6.77
8 2015 200m T44  DSQ
4 2015 100m T44 11.16
1 2015 4 x 100m Relay T42-47 41.86
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 100m T44 11.53
1 2014 200m T44 22.93
4 2014 Long Jump T42-44 6.41
2 2016 Long Jump T44 6.90
2 2016 200m T44 22.04
2 2016 100m T44 11.20
1 2016 4 x 100m Relay T42-47 41.49
Final 2018 200m T64 21.88
1 2018 4 x 100m Relay T42-47/61-64 41.42
2 2018 Long Jump T64 7.71
1 2018 100m T64 11.23