The German Disabled Sports Association (DBS) has announced the 34 athletes and two guides who will represent Germany at the IPC Athletics World Championships, which takes place 21-31 October in Doha, Qatar.
Returning to defend their world titles from 2013 are Marianne Buggenhagen (discus F55), Heinrich Popow (100m T42), Mathias Mester (javelin F40), Claudia Nicoleitzik (100m T36), Martina Willing (shot put F56) and Markus Rehm (long jump F44).
After competing in two World Championships at a young age, Vanessa Low, 25, will go for gold in the 100m T42, long jump T42 – after winning bronze in both in 2013.
Frederike Koleiski, Juliane Mogge, Niko Kappel, Leon Shepherd, Philipp Wassenberg and John Floors will make their debuts on the German national team.
In addition to world titles, quota spots for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are also up for grabs, which go to the gold or silver medallists.
The athletes will be joined by national team coaches Willi Gernemann, Karl-Heinz Due, Alexander Holstein, Steffi Nerius, Marion Peters, Ralf Paulo, Simone Luth und Evi Raubuch.
Thomas Ulbricht and guide Tobias Schneider
Sebastian Fricke and guide Katrin Muller Rottgardt
The 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships is one of the last major competitions ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The competition will feature around 1,300 athletes from 100 countries and will take place in the 12,000 capacity Qatar Sports Club’s - Suhaim Bin Hamam stadium.