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Felix Streng

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T64, F64

Further personal information

Family
Partner Isabel Garcia.
Residence
Leverkusen, GER
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German
Higher education
Business Management

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2012 at the TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen club in Germany.
Why this sport?
He visited the TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen club in Germany to do some research on Para sport for a school assignment. He trained there for three days, and was then asked if he would like to join the club on a regular basis.
Club / Team
TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Germany
Name of coach
Hans-Jorg Thomaskamp [club]; Marion Peters [national]

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 4x100m relay at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Facebook page, 21 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Instagram profile, 29 Nov 2016)
Injuries
In 2019 he had injury issues for several months. (sport-rhein-erft.de, 02 Sep 2019)

In 2017 he injured the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in his left leg. During his recovery he picked up a viral infection, which forced him to withdraw from the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (Facebook page, 12 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I love walking away from the track knowing I pushed my body past the limits." (Instagram profile, 24 Mar 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was presented with the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt [Silver Laurel Leaf], the highest sports award in Germany. (bundespraesident.de, 01 Nov 2016)

He and fellow 4x100m relay runners Johannes Floors, Markus Rehm and David Behre were named the 2016 Team of the Year by the National Paralympic Committee of Germany. (paralympic.org, 29 Nov 2016)

He was named Elite Student of the Year in 2013 and 2014 by the German Elite School of Sport Association. (tsvbayer04.de, 18 Sep 2015)
Impairment
He was born without a foot and the lower part of the shin on his right leg. (athleticsweekly.com, 21 Apr 2014)
Other information
FROM BOLIVIA TO GERMANY
Born in Bolivia, in 2001 he and his family moved to Coburg, Germany. (infranken.de, 13 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T44 WR Attempt 2015-10-23 5
Men's Long Jump T44 Final 1 2015-10-23 5
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 2 2015-10-24 3
Men's 200 m T44 Final 1 2015-10-25 9999
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 1 2015-10-29 2
Men's 100 m T44 Final 1 2015-10-29 4
Men's 4x100 m T42-47 Final 1 2015-10-31 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 2 2016-09-08 3
Men's 100 m T44 Final Round 2016-09-09 3
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 1 2016-09-11 4
Men's 4x100 m T42-47 Final Round 2016-09-12 1
Men's 200 m T44 Final Round 2016-09-12 9999
Men's Long Jump T44 Final Round 2016-09-17 3