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Charleen Kosche

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T34, F34

Further personal information

Languages
English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para athletics in 2014 in Cottbus, Germany.
Why this sport?
"I heard of the possibility to do sports with an impairment. I wanted to do this and show other people that it is possible."

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Germany

General interest

Hobbies
Music, socialising with friends, travelling. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the F34 shot put at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Margaryta Chukhrova. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
German shot putter Christina Schwanitz. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
She was named Talent Athlete of the Year in Brandenburg state, Germany, in 2019 and 2017. (lr-online.de, 14 Dec 2019; sportschule-cottbus.de, 13 Dec 2017)

In 2018 she was included in the Ehrenchronik [Honorary Chronicle] of the city of Cottbus, Germany. (cottbus.de, 21 Feb 2018)

In 2017 she was named Elite Sports Student of the Year in Cottbus, Germany. (bsbrandenburg.de, 01 Dec 2017)

In 2017 she was chosen Talent Athlete of the Year in Cottbus, Germany. (lr-online.de, 26 Jan 2018)
Other sports
She has competed in Para swimming at junior national level in Germany. (schwimmen-brandenburg.de, 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (deutsche-paralympische-mannschaft.de, 2017)
Impairment
She has impaired muscle power in her legs because of spastic diplegia. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019; lr-online.de, 27 Sep 2014)