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Stefan Strobel

Athletics
2

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T51

Further personal information

Residence
Saarbrücken, GER
Occupation
Coach, Teacher
Higher education
Information Technology, Mathematics - University of Saarlandes: Germany

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first got involved in athletics as a child, and decided to continue after his accident in 1991.
Why this sport?
He met German wheelchair racer Heinrich Koberle at a trial and was encouraged to take up the sport. Koberle gave a wheelchair to Strobel and it became his first racing wheelchair.
Name of coach
Marion Peters [national], GER

General interest

Awards and honours
During his career he has been named the Athlete of the Year in Saarland, Germany. (magazin-forum.de, 06 Nov 2015)
Impairment
He broke his fifth cervical vertebra in 1991 in a swimming pool accident. His injuries resulted in paraplegia. (stefan-strobel.eu, 15 Jul 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T51 Final Round 2
Men's 1500 m T51 Final Round 4
Men's Marathon T51 Final Round 9999
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T51 Final Round 6
Men's Marathon T51 Final Round 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T51 Final 1 2013-07-22 7
Men's 200 m T51 Final 1 2013-07-26 6