Germany’s Vivian Hoesch is relishing the chance to compete on home snow in 2017 when the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships come to Finsterau.
Last season she reached the World Cup top three for the first time, following on from a successful World Championships in 2015 where she won her first medal.
Alongside guide Florian Schillinger, Hoesch has really come of age since making her international debut in the 2009-10 season.
In the early stages of her career she was named Sportswoman of the Year in Baden and Freiburg in 2008 and 2011 respectively.
Her idol is German tennis player Boris Becker and away from the trails, Hoesch enjoys playing piano, travelling and listening to music.
Further personal information
Sport specific information
Persistent health problems kept her out of the 2016/17 season. (freiburger-wochenbericht.de, 20 Dec 2017; sportschau.de, 18 Dec 2017)
She was named the 2008 Sportswoman of the Year in Baden, Germany. (weg-freiburg.de, 03 Dec 2012)
She initially retired from the sport after the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang due to a knee injury. However, after having surgery, in November 2018 she returned to training and decided to continue with competitive sport. "I had a knee operation. You usually have to decide very quickly how to proceed. I wanted my knee to fully recover. I thought that being three months behind in training wouldn't feel good. In November 2018, however, my knee was recovering and I was able to jog again. I missed it. So I came back." (sportschau.de, 08 Dec 2021)
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