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Sandra Stoeckli



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Other names
Sandra Hager
Jona, SUI
English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up handcycling in 2013.
Why this sport?
She previously competed in Para athletics [wheelchair racing] but a 2013 rib injury resulted in her being unable to sit to train. She began handcycling and chose to pursue the sport instead.
Club / Team
VC Eschenbach: Switzerland
Training Regime
She trains 20 hours a week including road training, weights, swimming or cross-country skiing.

General interest

Spending time with friends, skiing. (, 01 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Becoming Swiss handcycling champion in 2019, competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and finishing fifth in the road race and sixth in the time trial at the 2018 World Championships in Maniago, Italy. (, 01 Jul 2019)
A tooth infection affected her performance at the 2019 World Championships in Emmen, Netherlands. (, 01 Oct 2019)

Illness meant she missed the 2016 National Championships in Martigny, Switzerland. (, 22 Jun 2016)

She broke a rib in 2013. (, 29 May 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"In everyday life I strive for perfection everywhere." (, 12 Dec 2019)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2004 Sportswoman of the Year in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland. (, 01 Jul 2017)
Other sports
She claimed a bronze medal in Para athletics [T54 100m] at the 2005 European Championships in Espoo, Finland. (, 01 Sep 2016)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 15 Apr 2020)
She has paraplegia after falling off wall bars when she was at school. (, 01 Aug 2015)
Other information
In 2019 she handcycled 1000 miles across Oman in 10 days. (, 01 Oct 2019)


Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 5000 m T53/54 Final 2011-01-22 6
Women's Marathon T53/54 Final 2011-01-30 4