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Bastian Boersch

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T63, F63

Further personal information

Occupation
Student
Languages
English, German
Higher education
University of Wuppertal: Germany

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He played American football before his injury. He attended a test weekend for TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen and decided up Para athletics. "Sport has always been a central part of my life. Already in my active time as a football player I trained five times a week. Immediately after the accident it was clear to me that sport would not work. I'm very grateful for the opportunity now offered to me."
Club / Team
TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Leverkusen, GER
Name of coach
Matthias Esser [club], GER, since 2019

General interest

Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (nass-transporte.de, 12 Mar 2019)
Impairment
In 2016 he slipped while stepping off a train and fell in the gap between the platform at a station in Casablanca, Morocco. His lower right leg had to be amputated as a result of the incident. (thechampionsmindset.libsyn.com, 01 Apr 2019; nass-transporte.de, 06 Jun 2016)