Ruediger Boehm

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12-2

Further personal information

Residence
Wangen, SUI
Occupation
Coach, Motivational Speaker
Languages
English, German
Higher education
Sports Science - Darmstadt University of Technology: Germany

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He had always been active in sport so wanted to continue that after his accident.

General interest

Hobbies
Para-triathlon, playing golf. (frizzmag.de, May 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No legs, no limits." (ruedigerboehm.de, 21 Apr 2016)
Other sports
He competed in the 2013 Camp David Challenge in Switzerland, a 560km handcycling race. He also has completed the Football Coaching Licence of the German Football Association [DFB] and has coached club football in Germany and Switzerland up to U21 level. (ruedigerboehm.de, 2014; spiegel.de, 29 Aug 2013; transfermarkt.de, Nov 2012)
Impairment
In April 1997 he was involved in a cycling accident when he collided with a truck, resulting in him losing both of his legs. (ruedigerboehm.de, 2014)
Other information
AUTHOR
In April 2016 his book 'No Legs No Limits' was published. (ruedigerboehm.de, Apr 2016)

OTHER STUDIES
He studied mental training at Swiss Pravensana Academy in Switzerland, coaching and training at Besser-Siegmund Institute in Hamburg, Germany, football coaching at German Sport University Cologne in Germany, and sport studies at Chamber of Commerce [IHK] Karlsruhe in Germany. (Facebook profile, 10 Nov 2016)