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Yvonne Sehmisch

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Residence
Herzberg, GER
Occupation
Public Servant

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
At age 18 she saw a race on television involving athletes in wheelchairs and was inspired to try it. It took her two years to save up the money to buy a racing wheelchair.
Why this sport?
She was inspired after watching wheelchair racing on television.
Club / Team
LC Cottbus: Cottbus, GER
Name of coach
Torsten Sehmisch [brother]
Coach from which country?
Germany
Training Regime
Two hours almost every day.

General interest

Other information
LONDON DISAPPOINTMENT
She was surprised to have not been selected to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. "To date, I have received no clear explanation from the German [sporting] authorities for not being nominated. I had reached the standard [for qualification], I was fourth in the world rankings. There was so much media coverage of the Paralympics in London on television and in other media, like never before, so I was sad not to be there." (lr-online.de, 04 Oct 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 1 4
Women's 100 m T54 Heat 1 4
Women's 100 m T54 Final Round 7
Women's 200 m T54 Heat 3 4
Women's 200 m T54 Final Round 6
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Marathon T54 Final Round 7
Women's 1500 m T54 Final Round 8
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 6
Women's 400 m T54 Final Round 3
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 2 1
Women's 200 m T54 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m T54 Heat 2 1
Women's 100 m T54 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m T54 Heat 1 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T54 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m T54 Final Round 4
Women's 200 m T54 Heat 1 3
Women's 200 m T54 Final Round 6
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 3 3
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T54 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m T54 Final Round 5
Women's 200 m T54 Heat 2 2
Women's 200 m T54 Final Round 5
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 2 2
Women's 400 m T54 Final Round 6
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T55 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m T55 Final Round 4
Women's 200 m T55 Heat 1 3
Women's 200 m T55 Final Round 5
Women's 800 m T55 Heat 1 4
Women's 800 m T55 Final Round 8
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T54 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m T54 Final Round 3
Women's 200 m T54 Heat 2 2
Women's 200 m T54 Final Round 3
Women's 400 m T54 Final Round 5
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 1 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T54 Heat 1 2011-01-22 4
Women's 100 m T54 Final 2011-01-23 7
Women's 200 m T54 Final 2011-01-25 4
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 2 2011-01-28 5