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Birgit Habben-Kober

Para dance sport

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SC1

Further personal information

Family
Husband Reiner Kober
Residence
Bochum, GER
Languages
English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para dance sport in 1998 in Essen, Germany, and began dancing competitively in 2009.
Why this sport?
She first tried dancing at age 14. After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis she did not want to give up her most enjoyable hobby.
Name of coach
Pippa Roberts [national]

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Take it seriously, but not too seriously. Always remember that dancing is the most wonderful thing on earth." (unitems.net, 03 Jul 2012)
Impairment
She has used a wheelchair since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1996. (curado.de, 18 Dec 2012)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She serves as a consultant for the German Multiple Sclerosis Society. (dmsg-nrw.de, 23 Sep 2019)

COACH
Along with her husband and dance partner Reiner Kober, she coaches Para dancers at MTG Horst in Essen, Germany. (mtg-horst.de, 01 Mar 2019; waz.de, 05 Apr 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships (Tokyo, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Combi Standard Class 1 Final 2013-12-07 10
2015 IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships (Rome, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Combi Standard Class 1 Final 2015-11-08 11