Heinrich Popow highlights the team list, having shown great form in the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Berlin earlier this month (June) and ahead of an appearance this coming weekend at the Grand Prix Final.
The German National Paralympic Committee today (26 June, 2013) announced that 26 athletes will compete at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France.
Heinrich Popow highlights the team list, having shown great form in the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Berlin earlier this month (June) and ahead of an appearance this coming weekend at the Grand Prix Final in Birmingham, Great Britain in the lead up to Lyon. In Berlin, he clocked a 12.12, but a tailwind factor of 2.1m/s meant it would not stand as a new world-best time.
He is the Paralympic Champion over 100m (T42) and also World Champion in the long-jump and 100m.
Birgit Kober, who won javelin F33-34 and shot-put F32-34 gold at the 2012 Paralympic Games, as well as being the reigning World Champion in both events, will join Popow in leading their team mates to France.
Full German team list:
The 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships will be held in Lyon, France from the 19-28 July. Featuring around 1,300 athletes from 90 countries, it will be the biggest gathering of international competitors since London 2012.