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Mathias Uwe Schulze

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F46

Further personal information

Residence
Germany
Occupation
Sports Administrator
Languages
German
Higher education
Education, Science - University of Hagen: Germany

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2005 in Magdeburg, Germany.
Why this sport?
He first discovered Para sports in 2004 when he watched the Paralympic Games in Athens on television. The same year his family moved to a new city, which inspired him to look for a sports club. "I searched the internet and wrote to a coach that I found. I told him I was big, sporty and have just one hand and wanted to go to Beijing for the Paralympics. At the time I did not know that I was writing to the national coach. But he wrote back and said 'Yes, come by and we will have a look'. That is how it started."
Club / Team
BPRSV Cottbus: Germany

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Germany

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the F46 shot put at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Apr 2021; Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
German football manager Volker Finke. (sparkassen-team-london.de, 01 Jun 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Competing is everything." (radiomephisto.de, 05 Sep 2016)
Other sports
He has played football at national youth level in Germany. (Jup! Berlin YouTube channel, 19 Jun 2018)
Impairment
He was born without his left hand. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as a coordinator for the youth talent and high performance sport sections of the Brandenburg Prevention and Rehabilitation Sports Association in Germany. (bsbrandenburg.de, 01 Jun 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F46 Final Round 2012-09-06 5
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F46 Final 1 2013-07-23 3
Men's Discus Throw F46 Final 1 2013-07-27 5
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F46 Final 1 2015-10-24 5
Men's Javelin F46 Final 1 2015-10-27 7
Men's Shot Put F46 Final 1 2015-10-29 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F46 Final Round 2016-09-13 10
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F46 Final 1 2017-07-18 2
Men's Discus Throw F46 Final 1 2017-07-23 5