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    Cross-Country Skiing | Athlete Profile: Steffen LEHMKER - Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

    Athlete Profile - Steffen LEHMKER

    Steffen LEHMKER
    Birth Date:  15 Jan 1989
    Age:  29
    Gender:   Male


    Steffen LEHMKER - Schedule

    Start Time Event Status
    Mon, 12 Mar 10:00
    Men's 20km Free, Standing
    Sun, 18 Mar 10:00
    4x2.5km Mixed Relay

    Biographical Information

    World Championships
    44x2.5km Mixed Relay2017Finsterau, GER28:49.3
    121km Sprint Freestyle, Standing2017Finsterau, GER
    1210km Freestyle, Standing2017Finsterau, GER25:00.3

    World Championships
    812.5km, Standing2017Finsterau, GER37:16.3
    107.5km, Standing2017Finsterau, GER22:39.1
    Hobbies Football, tennis, snowboarding, wakeboarding, running, mountain biking, alpine skiing, drumming. (nordski.de, 30 Jun 2017; plexuskinder.de, 30 Jul 2016)
    Occupation Student
    Education Business, Sports Management - University of Gottingen, Germany
    Languages spoken English, German
    Club name WSV Clausthal-Zellerfeld [Germany]
    Coach Ralf Rombach [national], GER; Toni Schmidt, from 2017; Michael Huhn, from 2015 (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
    Other sports He has competed in Para biathlon and Para cross-country skiing at international level. (db.ipc-services.org, 2016)
    Debut 2016 for Germany (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
    Injuries Health problems meant he was unable to compete at the 2016 World Cup event in Vuokatti, Finland. (bbsbaden.de, 14 Mar 2016)
    Start He took up Para cross-country skiing in 2015 in Freiburg, Germany. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
    Reason He was inspired to take up the sport after watching the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
    Ambition To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (az-online.de, 28 Aug 2017)
    Training He trains six times a week, often on roller skates. (az-online.de, 17 Feb 2016)
    Memorable Achievement Finishing fourth in the 4x2.5km mixed relay at the 2017 World Championships in Finsterau, Germany, and placing fourth at the 2017 World Cup event in Canmore, BC, Canada. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018)
    Philosophy "It is important to find out what you can do. Build that up and do not give up, measure yourself as much as you can and go your way." (plexuskinder.de, 30 Jul 2016)
    Additional information Classification
    LW8 (IPC, 18 Feb 2018)

    Type of Impairment
    Impaired range of motion (az-online.de, 17 Feb 2016)

    Impairment Details
    He has limited movement on one side of his upper body as the result of a brachial plexus injury sustained at birth. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018; az-online.de, 17 Feb 2016)


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