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Vanessa Braun

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Ataxia
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38, F38

Further personal information

Residence
Piesbach, GER
Languages
German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at school in 2010.
Club / Team
TV Puttlingen: Germany
Name of coach
Willi Gernemann [national]; Evi Raubuch [club]

General interest

Hobbies
Reading. (lsvs.de, May 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (vdk.de, Nov 2016)
Injuries
In 2016 she strained a muscle in her thigh due to overexertion before the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, but she recovered in time to compete at the Games. (lsvs.de, May 2018; saarbruecker-zeitung.de, 29 Aug 2016)

In 2013 she sustained a muscle injury during an indoor youth competition in Dortmund, Germany. (tsvkirchlinde.de, 10 Feb 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
''Life is now, I do not need a future, life is always right now. And now is when I can reshape it.'' (vdk.de, 31 Oct 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2014 she was included in the Golden Book of the Nalbach municipality, Germany, for winning three gold and a bronze medal at the world junior championships that year. (saarbruecker-zeitung.de, 15 Sep 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (lsvs.de, May 2018)
Impairment
She has ataxia, which can affect coordination, balance and speech. She also has a visual impairment and retains around 30% vision. (vdk.de, Nov 2016; saarbruecker-zeitung.de, 29 Aug 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T38 Heat 2 2016-09-08 7
Women's Long Jump T38 Final Round 2016-09-11 13