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Marc Schuh

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Residence
Heidelberg, GER
Occupation
Student
Languages
German, English
Higher education
Physics - University of Heidelberg: Germany

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age five in Heidelberg, Germany.
Why this sport?
He wanted to learn how to use his wheelchair so that he could become independent.
Club / Team
TV Herkenrath 09: Bergisch Gladbach, GER
Name of coach
Klaus Holler, GER, from 2005
Training Regime
He trains for up to 20 hours a week.

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Germany
Tournament
World Games
Location
Kaohsiung, TPE

General interest

Nicknames
Pocket Rocket (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Hobbies
Spending time with friends, sport, science, computers. (marc-schuh.de, 23 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the T54 400m at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
German wheelchair racer Robert Figl. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Injuries
He had two bacterial infections between July and August in 2016. (marc-schuh.de, 2017; rnz.de, 13 Sep 2016)

In March 2016 he had surgery to fix cartilage damage in his left elbow. He was sidelined for two months following the operation. (rnz.de, 13 Sep 2016; marc-schuh.de, 16 Mar 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (rnz.de, 13 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He was born with caudal regression syndrome, which means the lower part of his spine did not fully form in the womb. (Athlete, 07 Jul 2010)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In July 2017 he was named a member of the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] athletes advisory group for Para athletics. He has also served as a spokesperson for the German Impaired Sports Association's department of athletics. (paralympic.org, 28 Jul 2017; dbs-npc.de, 2017)

HIGHER EDUCATION
He has studied for a PhD in physics at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany. (blog.vdi.de, 24 Feb 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 2 4
Men's 200 m T54 Heat 3 4
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 4 2
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 1 8
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T54 Semifinal 2 2011-01-22 3
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 3 2011-01-22 2
Men's 100 m T54 Final 2011-01-23 8
Men's 200 m T54 Heat 3 2011-01-24 1
Men's 200 m T54 Semifinal 1 2011-01-25 3
Men's 200 m T54 Final 2011-01-26 6
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 1 2011-01-27 1
Men's 400 m T54 Semifinal 2 2011-01-27 2
Men's 400 m T54 Final 2011-01-28 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 3 2012-09-01 2
Men's 100 m T54 Final Round 2012-09-02 5
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 1 2012-09-05 2
Men's 400 m T54 Final Round 2012-09-07 6
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-21 2
Men's 400 m T54 Semifinal 2 2013-07-21 5
Men's 200 m T54 Semifinal 2 2013-07-23 2
Men's 200 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-24 4
Men's 100 m T54 Semifinal 1 2013-07-25 7
Men's 100 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-26 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-22 1
Men's 200 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-22 4
Men's 100 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-25 7
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-25 8
Men's 400 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-27 6
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 3 2015-10-27 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 3 2016-09-11 4
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 3 2016-09-16 4
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 2 2017-07-14 6
Men's 100 m T54 Final 1 2017-07-14 6
Men's 200 m T54 Heat 2 2017-07-18 3
Men's 200 m T54 Final 1 2017-07-18 5
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 2 2017-07-19 7
Men's 400 m T54 Final 1 2017-07-20 7