Julian Erxleben

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Languages
German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age 11 and began competing in 2011.
Why this sport?
He discovered the sport during therapy and immediately loved it because he felt weightless in the water.

General interest

Injuries
He broke a finger in 2014. (sc-potsdam.de, 10 Apr 2014)

He had pneumonia in 2012 and was unable to qualify for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London as a result. (pnn.de, 29 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he was given the Special Award by the Sports Department of Potsdam, Germany, for winning four gold and two bronze medals at the 2013 Youth World Championships in Puerto Rico. (sc-potsdam.de, 13 Jan 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 12 Apr 2015)
Impairment
At age six he developed Perthes' disease, which caused the shortening of the bones in his right hip and leg. (pnn.de, 13 Mar 2014)