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Steffen Lehmker

Nordic Skiing | Snowboard
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Bad Bevensen, GER
Languages
English, German
Higher education
Business, Sports Management - University of Gottingen: Germany

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para Nordic skiing in 2015 in Freiburg, Germany.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to take up Para Nordic skiing after watching the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi and receiving encouragement from his brother.
Club / Team
WSV Clausthal-Zellerfeld: Germany

International debut

Year
2016 [Para Nordic skiing]
Competing for
Germany

General interest

Hobbies
Football, tennis, snowboarding, wakeboarding, running, mountain biking, alpine skiing, drumming. (nordski.de, 30 Jun 2017; plexuskinder.de, 30 Jul 2016)
Injuries
Health problems meant he was unable to compete at the 2016 World Cup event in Vuokatti, Finland. (bbsbaden.de, 14 Mar 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is what you make of it." (steffen-lehmker.de, 19 Dec 2018)
Awards and honours
He was part of the German 4x2.5km mixed relay Para cross-country skiing team that was presented with the 2018 Para Team of the Year Award by the German Paralympic Committee [DBS]. The team received the honour in recognition of the bronze medal they won at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (rp-online.de, 24 Nov 2018)
Other sports
He competed in both biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He has also represented Germany in Para snowboard, including at the 2018 World Cup event in Landgraaf, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Jan 2019; db.ipc-services.org, 15 Nov 2018)
Impairment
He has limited movement on the right side of his upper body as the result of a brachial plexus injury he sustained at birth. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2018; az-online.de, 17 Feb 2016)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has published a book on nutrition called 'Sexy Raw Food'. He became interested in the subject as a result of the health issues he has faced. (steffen-lehmker.de, 19 Dec 2018; waz-online.de, 07 Mar 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance Standing Final 2017-02-11 8
Men's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-12 12
Mixed Relay Final 2017-02-15 4
Men's Sprint Standing Final 2017-02-18 10
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-19 12
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5km Standing Final 2018-03-10 10
Men's 20km Free Standing Final 2018-03-12 6
Men's 12.5km Standing Final 2018-03-13 5
Men's 15km Standing Final 2018-03-16 11
4x2.5km Mixed Relay Final 2018-03-18 3
Prince George 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Prince George, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance Standing Final 2019-02-16 7
Men's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2019-02-18 9
Men's Sprint Standing Final 2019-02-20 4
Men's Long Distance Standing Final 2019-02-21 6
Open Relay Final 2019-02-23 4