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Timm Seestaedt

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54, F54

Further personal information

Residence
Burg, GER
Languages
French, German, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried a racing wheelchair at age seven, and entered his first competitive race at age nine.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged by his parents, and he liked the idea of being able to go fast.
Club / Team
FfR Frielingen: Garbsen, GER

General interest

Hobbies
Wheelchair basketball, movies, reading. (timm-seestaedt.de, 10 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
Heinrich and Gudrun Koberle. (Athlete, 28 Jul 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I do not want to be the best, but a bit better every day. It is my ambition to surpass myself." (haz.de, 28 Jan 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he finished third in the vote for Lower Saxony Para Athlete of the Year. (timm-seestaedt.de, 10 Apr 2016)

In 2014 he was named Sportsman of the Year in his hometown of Burg, Germany. (shz.de, 12 Feb 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (haz.de, 28 Jan 2016)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida, resulting in partial paralysis in his legs. (Athlete, 28 Jul 2010; haz.de, 28 Jan 2016)