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Christian Feess

Para dance sport

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Forchheim, GER

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up wheelchair dancing in 2001.
Why this sport?
The physiotherapist in charge of his rehabilitation was involved in the sport and recommended he try it.

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2013 Wheelchair Dance Open in Beijing, China. (wiesentbote.de, 02 Apr 2013)
Impairment
His paraplegia is the result of an accident in which he jumped into water that was too shallow. (wiesentbote.de, 02 Apr 2013)
Other information
DANCE PARTNER
His dance partner is Claudia Maierl. (wiesentbote.de, 02 Apr 2013)

RETIREMENT
In April 2013 he announced the end of his competitive wheelchair dance career. Along with his partner Claudia Maierl, he still planned to remain involved in the sport recreationally and give performances should he be asked. (wiesentbote.de, 02 Apr 2013)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He is active in social work for people with an impairment and in the political group Freie Wahler Forchheim, which is based in his hometown in Germany. (wiesentbote.de, 02 Apr 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Wheelchair Dance Sport World Championships Minsk 2008 (Minsk, Belarus)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Combi Standard 1 Final Ranking 8