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POHL Birgit
Sport Para athletics
NPC Germany   
GenderWomen
Age64
Place of BirthLichtenau, FRG
Height1.83 m
Weight 89 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Her husband Andreas
Residence
Gera, GER
Occupation
Economist
Languages
German, Russian, English
Higher education
Mathematics
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
In 1961 in Neustadt an der Orla, Germany.
Why this sport?
Her friends invited her.
Club / Team
TSV 1886 Gera-Leumnitz e.V.: Gera, GER
Name of coach
Andreas Pohl
Coach from which country?
Germany
Coach from what year?
1999
Training Regime
Ten hours a week.
Senior International Debut
Year
1993
Location
Nottingham
General Interest
Hobbies
Working in the garden, reading. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Medalling at two Paralympic Games in Atlanta in 1996 and in Sydney in 2000. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2011)
Awards and honours
She has been decorated with the Silberne Lorbeerblatt Award three times. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2011)
Other sports
Swimming. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2011)
Ambitions
To do her best in her job. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 1996 Shot Put F32-33 8.36 
1 2000 Discus Throw F33-34 19.66
5 2004 Shot Put F32-34/52-53 8.54 
5 2004 Discus Throw F32-34/51-53 20.52 
8 2004 Javelin Throw F33-34/52-53 15.55 
4 2008 Discus Throw F32-34/51-53 20.54
3 2008 Javelin Throw F33-34/52-53 16.36
2 2008 Shot Put F32-34/52-53 8.46
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 1994 Discus Throw F33 16.46
2 1994 Javelin Throw F33 12.50
1 1994 Shot Put F33 6.79
1 1998 Shot Put F34 8.53
1 1998 Javelin Throw F34 15.87
1 1998 Discus Throw F34 19.71
3 2002 Shot Put F32-34/53 8.50
2 2002 Discus Throw F33-34/51-53 20.95
1 2002 Javelin Throw F33-34/52-53 16.12
4 2011 Shot Put F32-34 7.99
6 2011 Javelin Throw F33-34/52-53 15.83