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Frederike Charlotte Koleiski

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F44

Further personal information

Residence
Wesel, GER
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English, German
Higher education
Mathematics, Psychology, Sport Studies - Technical University of Dortmund [GER] / University of Hagen [GER]

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She practised athletics from age four to age 22. She took up Para athletics at age 27.
Why this sport?
She was involved in athletics in her youth, and went on to become a coach following her illness. While working at a children's camp, she tried shot put for fun and realised her body was still strong enough to do it. This gave her the motivation to start training again.
Club / Team
TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Germany
Name of coach
Stefan Press [club]

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Germany
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT

General interest

Injuries
An injury prevented her from competing at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (paralympic.org, 04 Oct 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"He who does not fight has already lost." (Facebook profile, 14 Jun 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2016 Sportswoman of the Year in Duisburg, Germany. (eintracht-duisburg-leichtathletik.de, 21 Nov 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (tsvbayer04.de, 01 Jan 2019)
Impairment
She developed severe pain in her back in 2009, and despite undergoing a number of operations, doctors could not discover the cause of the problem. Eventually she was diagnosed with polyneuropathy in her spine. She is also affected by hemiplegia and cannot move her lower right leg or foot. (derwesten.de, 23 Dec 2016; wn.de, 31 Aug 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works as a youth coach in the TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen club in Germany. (leichtathletik.de, 18 Jul 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2015-10-25 4
Women's Shot Put F44 Final 1 2015-10-28 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 2016-09-11 4
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2017-07-18 4
Women's Shot Put F44 Final 1 2017-07-21 1