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Nicole Haeusler



Impairment information

Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Pfaffnau, SUI
Health Care Professional

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began shooting in September 2013 in Kolliken, Switzerland.
Why this sport?
She was a competitive road cyclist as a teenager, and later rode motorcycles until she had to start using a wheelchair as a result of multiple sclerosis. She played wheelchair curling but her condition forced her to stop in 2012, so she then took up shooting Para sport on the advice of the Swiss Paraplegic Association. "In my family there wasn't anyone who had been a shooter, and I had never put a gun in my hand before. Through my illness I have experienced positive things and met people who otherwise I would have never met."
Club / Team
Sportschutzen Kolliken: Switzerland
Name of coach
Walter Berger [national]
Training Regime
She trains at a number of shooting ranges in Switzerland, including in Lotzwil, Kolliken, Lucerne and Brunig. In 2019 a rifle shooting range was installed in her garden. She combines shooting with physical exercises that include handcycling.

International debut

Competing for

General interest

A swollen optic nerve in her right eye, caused by her condition, meant that she had to begin aiming with her left eye ahead of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't dream your life, live your dream." (, 15 Feb 2021)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 2016)
She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006. The condition affects her mobility and resulted in an impairment to her right arm in 2012. Her sight has also been affected by the condition, meaning that she had to stop aiming with her right eye when shooting. (, 2014; Athlete, 05 Sep 2016;, 01 Jul 2020)
Other information
She works part-time as a radiologist at a hospital in Langenthal, Switzerland. (, 29 Sep 2019;, 13 Jan 2021)


Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 2016-09-10 27
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 2016-09-13 34
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 9
R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 12