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Phillip Wassenberg

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T63, F63

Further personal information

Residence
Alfter, GER
Languages
German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in 2008 at TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Germany.
Why this sport?
He came in touch with a para-athlete during his rehabilitation period at the University Hospital Bonn in Germany, and attended a training session held by TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen. He enjoyed it and wanted to stay at the club.
Club / Team
TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Germany
Name of coach
Sara Mezzi [club]; Helena Hermens [club]; Willi Gernemann [national]
Training Regime
He trains 10 hours a week.

General interest

Hobbies
Sports, supporting German football club FC Koln. (tsvbayer04.de, 16 Sep 2015)
Hero / Idol
German Paralympic sprinter Heinrich Popow. (lsb-nrw.de, 04 May 2015)
Awards and honours
In July 2015 he was named the Athlete of the Month by the readers of German newspaper General-Anzeiger. (general-anzeiger-bonn.de, 12 Aug 2015)
Impairment
In 2007 he was diagnosed with bone cancer, which resulted in his right leg being amputated above the knee. (general-anzeiger-bonn.de, 12 Aug 2015)
Other information
MUSIC VIDEO
He featured in the music video for the song Minge Waach [My Way] by German band Domsturmer. (express.de, 12 May 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T42 Heat 1 2015-10-25 12
Men's Long Jump T42 Final 1 2015-10-26 5
Men's 200 m T42 Heat 2 2015-10-27 12