Athlete Biography

Classification
PT4 Swimming: S9, SB8, SM9

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency

Impairment Details
His lower left arm is missing.

Start of sporting career
He began swimming in 1996 at age six.

Reason for taking up this sport
His family encouraged him

Ambitions
To participate at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2013 World Championships in para-triathlon.



Hero
US swimmer Ryan Lochte and German triathlete Jan Frodeno.

Sporting philosophy / motto
“Only those who defeat pain have a chance of winning.”
Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
World Championships
1PT42014Edmonton, AB, CAN1:01:03
1TRI-42013London, GBR1:05:41
2TRI-42012Auckland, NZL55:27

Athlete Language: German, English

Athlete Tri Entry Year: 2003

Athlete Other Sports: He has competed internationally in para-swimming.

Athlete Hobbies: Spending time with friends, sports, movies, walking his dog.

Athlete Coach: Tom Kosmehl

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