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REPPE Christiane
Sport Para-Cycling, Para swimming
NPC Germany   
GenderWomen
Age31
Place of BirthDresden, GDR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
H4
Further Personal Information
Residence
Dresden, GER
Occupation
Student
Languages
German, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para cycling in 2013.
Club / Team
GC Nendorf: Germany
Name of coach
Patrick Kromer [national], GER; Ralf Lindschulten [personal], GER
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music. (rehacare.de, 27 Aug 2014)
Most influential person in career
Her coaches. (rehacare.de, 27 Aug 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live on your own terms." (haz.de, 06 Feb 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named Athlete of the Year in Dresden, Germany, from 2002 to 2006. (rollingplanet.net, 11 Oct 2013)

She was named 2004 Junior Para Athlete of the Year in Germany. (rollingplanet.net, 11 Oct 2013; sporthilfe.de, 29 Oct 2004)

In 2004 she received the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt [Silver Laurel Leaf] in Germany. (rollingplanet.net, 11 Oct 2013)

In 2004 she received the honour of being added to the Golden Book in Dresden, Germany. (rollingplanet.net, 11 Oct 2013)
Other sports
She competed in swimming at the Paralympic Games in 2004, 2008 and 2012, claiming two bronze medals at the 2004 Games in Athens. (SportsDeskOnline, 07 Sep 2012)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (rnz.de, 28 Jun 2017)
Impairment
At age five her right leg was amputated because of a malignant tumour. (ndr.de, 02 Sep 2017)
Other information
LATE REGISTRATION
The German Disabled Sports Association [DPS] failed to enter her in the 2017 Road World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, after an administrative error. She found out while at a training camp in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and had already booked flights and accommodation for the event. She travelled anyway to support the rest of the team, but received a late entry to compete. She went on to win two gold medals. "It was a black day when I found out the error, but I was so happy to not only win the time trial, but being able to defend my world title in the road race." (dbs-npc.de, 03 Sep 2017; ndr.de, 02 Sep 2017; faz.net, 23 Aug 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
6 2004 50m Freestyle S9 31.77
3 2004 100m Freestyle S9 1:06.40
3 2004 400m Freestyle S9 4:59.91
13 2004 200m Individual Medley SM9 3:03.39
4 2004 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:49.50
6 2004 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:45.26
13 2008 50m Freestyle S9 31.84
10 2008 100m Freestyle S9 1:06.67
6 2008 400m Freestyle S9 4:51.59
12 2008 100m Backstroke S9 1:19.12
8 2012 100m Backstroke S9 1:17.88
5 2012 400m Freestyle S9 4:53.93
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S9 1:07.09
World Championships - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
4 2002 50m Freestyle S9 32.53
4 2002 100m Freestyle S9 1:08.99
3 2002 400m Freestyle S9 5:06.30
9 2002 100m Backstroke S9 1:22.65
7 2002 5km Open Water 1:27:30
15 2006 50m Freestyle S9 33.52
7 2006 100m Freestyle S9 1:08.25
4 2006 400m Freestyle S9 4:59.28
5 2006 100m Backstroke S9 1:17.44
13 2006 100m Butterfly S9 1:22.25
3 2006 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:52.36
7 2006 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:50.93
10 2006 5km Open Water 1:16:49
7 2010 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points  DNS
6 2010 100m Freestyle S9 1:06.67
13 2010 50m Freestyle S9 32.04
11 2010 100m Backstroke S9 1:20.29
9 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:38.27
Road World Championships - Para-Cycling
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 H4 - Time Trial 31:30
1 2014 H4 - Road Race 1:37:47
2 2015 H4 - Time Trial 28:00
1 2015 H4 - Road Race 1:28:58
Paralympic Games - Para-Cycling
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016 H4-5 - Time Trial 33:54.53
1 2016 H1-4 - Road Race 1:15:56