a female Para badminton player in a wheelchair punches the air in celebration

Valeska Knoblauch


Since winning gold at the 2018 European Championships, Valeska Knoblauch has continued to rise in the rankings. 

Currently No. 1 in the world in the women’s WH 1, the German athlete has had a loaded 2019 season competing at five Internationals. She missed the 2017 World Championship podium but hopes this year will be different in Basel, Switzerland.