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Frank Tinnemeier

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F63

Further personal information

Residence
Lemgo, GER
Occupation
Technical Drawer
Languages
German, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2005 at the TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen club in Germany.
Why this sport?
He got involved in the sport after reading a newspaper advert announcing that the TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen club was looking for Para athletes.
Club / Team
TSV Hillentrup: Germany

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Germany
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Beijing, CHN

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the F42 shot put at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France, and finishing fifth in the same event at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 21 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 21 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Enjoy your sport." (Athlete, 21 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was included in the Golden Book of Lemgo, Germany. (ssv-lemgo.de, 17 Nov 2017)

He was named the 2007 Sportsman of the Year by the TSV Hil­len­trup club in Germany. (lippe-aktuell.de, 20 Feb 2008)
Other sports
Prior to his accident he played handball at club level for TSV Hillentrup in Germany. (lz.de, 31 Aug 2016)
Impairment
He lost his left leg in a motorcycle accident in October 1999. (lz.de, 31 Aug 2016; Athlete, 28 Jul 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F42 Final Round 13
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F42 Final 2011-01-25 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F42/44 Final Round 2012-08-31 10
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F42 Final 1 2013-07-20 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F42 Final 1 2015-10-22 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F42 Final Round 2016-09-12 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F42 Final 1 2017-07-22 3