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Wilhelm Brem

Nordic Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
B1
Guide
Florian Grimm

Further personal information

Residence
Ketterschwang, GER
Occupation
Athlete, Physiotherapist
Higher education
Physiotherapy

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began para-Nordic skiing in 1993.
Club / Team
Ring der Korperbehinderten Freiburg: Germany
Name of coach
Ralf Rombach [national], GER

General interest

Nicknames
Willi (willi-brem.de, 27 Jan 2014)
Hobbies
Football, ice hockey, athletics, reading, hiking. (willi-brem.de, 17 Mar 2011; nordski.de, 16 Jan 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sometimes you fall down but you should always stand up again." (nordski.de, 31 Dec 2008)
Awards and honours
He was Germany's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 16 Mar 2014)

He was named the 2011 Athlete of the Year at the Freiburg Sports Gala in Germany. (galanacht-des-sports.de, 2012)

In 2010 he was decorated with the Silberne Lorbeerblatt [Silver Bay Laurel Leaf] Award. (bmi.bund.de, 30 Apr 2010)
Other sports
He has competed in both para-biathlon and cross-country skiing. (SportsDeskOnline, 28 Feb 2014)
Impairment
At age eight his vision began to deteriorate quickly and he had to change to a school for the visually impaired. At age 14 he lost his sight completely. (nordski.de, 31 Dec 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Lillehammer 1994 Paralympic Winter Games (Lillehammer, Norway)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km B1 Final Round 2
Men's 20 km Classical Technique B1 Final Round 13
Men's 5 km Classical Technique B1 Final Round 11
Men's 10 km Free Technique B1 Final Round 9
Nagano 1998 Paralympic Winter Games (Nagano, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 20 km Classical Technique B1-3 Final Round 7
Men's 4x5 km Relay Standing/blind Final Round 2
Men's 15 km Free Technique B1 Final Round 2
Men's 5 km Classical Technique B1 Final Round 6
Men's 7.5 km B1 Final Round 1
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5 km Classical Technique B1 Final Round 9999
Men's 10 km Free Technique B1 Final Round 3
Men's 20 km Free Technique Visually impaired Final Round 10
Men's 7.5 km Blind Final Round 1
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5 km Visually impaired Final Round 4
Men's 10 km Visually impaired Final Round 9999
Men's 20 km Visually impaired Final Round 5
Men's 1x3.75/2x5 km Relay Open Final Round 4
Men's 7.5 km Blind Final Round 5
Men's 12.5 km Blind Final Round 3
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1 km Sprint Visually impaired Semifinal 7
Men's 20 km Visually impaired Final Round 4
Men's 12.5 km Individual Visually impaired Final Round 1
Men's 3 km Pursuit Visually impaired Qualification 2
Men's 3 km Pursuit Visually impaired Final Round 4
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Short Distance VI Final 2013-02-28 7
Men's Middle Distance VI Final 2013-03-01 5
Men's Long Distance VI Final 2013-03-03 3
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-08 7
Men's 12.5 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-11 9999
Men's 15 km Visually Impaired Final Round 2014-03-14 9
4x2.5 km Mixed Relay Final Round 2014-03-15 5