a photo showing the top half of a lady in a canoe wearing a white top, life jacket and sunglasses

Edina Muller

Canoe | Wheelchair Basketball

At her first international event, the 2015 European Championships in Racice, Czech Republic, Müller sealed a silver medal in the KL1 200m behind Great Britain’s Jeanette Chippington.

Two months later, she saw similar results at the 2015 World Championships in Milan, Italy, finishing a split second behind winner Chippington.

They switched places at the 2016 World Championships in Duisburg, Germany, with Müller winning only 0.191s ahead of the Brit. But Chippington came back stronger for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, where she finished first followed by the German and Poland’s Kamila Kubas.

Before canoeing, the versatile athlete had been active as a wheelchair basketball player in the German national team. In 2006, Germany won a bronze medal at the IWBF World Championship in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

At the Paralympics in Beijing 2008, the German team ended up second behind the USA.

Müller and her team celebrated their biggest success at the London 2012 Paralympics, when they beat Australia for the gold medal.

Müller retired from wheelchair basketball after taking silver at the 2014 IWBF World Championship in Toronto, Canada.


Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Tournament Group A 1
Women's Tournament Final 101
Women's Tournament Semifinal 202
Women's Tournament Quarterfinal 303
Women's Tournament Group A 7
Women's Tournament Group A 6
Women's Tournament Group A 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women Group B 2012-08-31 3
Women Group B 2012-09-01 6
Women Group B 2012-09-02 7
Women Group B - Standings 2012-09-03 1
Women Group B 2012-09-03 9
Women Quarterfinal 2012-09-04 304
Women Semifinal 2012-09-06 202
Women Final 2012-09-07 101
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's KL1 Heat 1 2016-09-14 1
Women's KL1 Final 2016-09-15 2
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (Tokyo, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Kayak Single KL1 Heat 1 2021-09-02 1
Women's Kayak Single KL1 Final 2021-09-04 1