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Maximilian Heilek

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
T33, F33

Further personal information

Languages
English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He was introduced to Para athletics at age seven with HSC Erfurt in Germany.
Why this sport?
His parents encouraged him to try sport. "My parents have always encouraged me to keep moving on and, despite my physical limitations, I have tried everything, such as diving, climbing, skiing, go-karting and much more. I was part of a 'trial training' at HSC Erfurt. I got a first insight into the training of wheelchair athletes. Since then, my passion and interest in wheelchair racing or athletics has awakened. I began the sport with my everyday wheelchair, before I got a loan on a suitable racing wheelchair."
Club / Team
HSC Erfurt: Germany

General interest

Nicknames
Max (erfurt.thueringer-allgemeine.de, 25 Feb 2017)
Hobbies
Go-karting, watching NASCAR. (threewide.de, 02 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
German racing driver Justin Kunz. (threewide.de, 02 Jul 2019)