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LIEBHARDT Franziska
Sport Para athletics
NPC Germany   
GenderWomen
Age36
Place of BirthBerlin, GDR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F37, T37
Further Personal Information
Residence
Leverkusen, GER
Languages
German
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Germany
Name of coach
Steffi Nerius [club], GER; Willi Gernemann [national], GER
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, spending time with her dog. (tsvbayer04.de, 22 Jan 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Breaking the European record in the F36-38 shot put at the 2015 Grand Prix event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (emirates247.com, 23 Feb 2015)
Other sports
She has competed in volleyball at national level in Germany. (deutschlandradiokultur.de, 08 Jun 2014)
Impairment
In 2009 she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that caused her lungs and kidneys to fail. Her father donated a kidney, and she received two lungs from a donor who had passed away. (franziska-liebhardt.jimdo.com, 20 Sep 2015; mainpost.de, 20 Aug 2013)
Other information
ORGAN DONATION
Her life was saved thanks to organ donors, and she has since begun working as an ambassador for organ donation in Germany. Part of her role involves visiting schools to give students lessons and talks on organ donation. "No matter whether someone is for or against organ donation, it is crucial the decision is made by the individual." (franziska-liebhardt.jimdo.com, 20 Sep 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016 Shot Put F37 13.96
2 2016 Long Jump T37 4.42
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2015 Shot Put F37 13.39
2 2015 Long Jump T37 4.57
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Shot Put F37 10.66
3 2014 Long Jump T37 4.34
2 2016 Long Jump T37 4.73
1 2016 Shot Put F37 13.62