12.07.2013 – I made it!
Today, I ran a new world record over 100 meters in 12.11 seconds. Thanks to everyone who brought me to that level!
12.07.2013 – I made it!
15.06.2013 – 12.12 seconds – and then there was the tailwind
With my time of 12.12 seconds on 100 metres at the IPC Grand Prix in Berlin, I would actually have beaten the world record – unfortunately, tailwind was a little too strong, so it did not count. Well, next time, I will make it!
05.06.13 – In sports committee at German bundestag
I was invited for the discussion about an agreement for a equal participation of handicapped sportswomen and men in national and international sports competitions and championships. My résumé is: If everybody does his homework, we will close ranks even more within the next years. Language of sports is equal – anywhere!
24.03.13 – From super slow-mo world
German television produced a feature with me for Terra X, which is a science programme for non-scientiscs – in super slow-mo! Thanks to a wonderful team - it was great fun! And the film got very nice! Terra X – Aus dem Reich der Superzeitlupe
02.12.12 – My opinion on the first German TV-channel
A team of ARD-Sportschau came by in Leverkusen and asked me about the plans of the German Athletics Federation. My opinion is clear: I’m against the planned rule change and for inclusion! You can watch the contribution in the video library .
22.11.12 – Final spurt at the Athlete’s elections in North Rhine-Westphalia
The elections for the Athlete of the Year in North Rhine-Westphalia, the so called FELIX-Award, are at full blast! Time to hit the home stretch. Vote for me now on www.nrw-sportlerdesjahres.de
22.11.12 – A contribution in Elektrischer Reporter on ZDFinfo
The ´Elektrischer Reporter´ of ZDFinfo asked me about my twitter activities. You can see the contribution on www.140sekunden.de and follow me on twitter.
14.11.12 – Interview with the Rheinische Post
The interview, that I gave a few days ago, has been published in the German newspaper ´Rheinische Post´ today. You can read the article online: www.rp-online.de
12.11.2012 – Finals: Athlete of the year election
First step taken. Thank you for your votes! Off goes the final! You can vote for me on www.dbs-sportlerwahl.de from November 12th to 18th, 2012. I count on you!
07.11.2012 – Silver Laurel Leaf in Bellevue Palace
Federal President Joachim Gauck honoured me today with the Silver Laurel Leaf. Moving words and an unique atmosphere. A very special moment for me!
28.10.12 – 20th Bayer Fencing Cup
London silver medalist Britta Heidemann invited me to Charity Fencing at the Smidt-Arena in Leverkusen. Fun is writ large in my face. En garde!
21.10.12 - DTM-Finals with Deutsche Sporthilfe
What a sound! At the DTM-Finals I saw sensational racing cars. A camera team of the ARD-Sportschau got me at the edge of the racing circle.
19.10.2012 - Every voice counts!
The pre-election for the athlete of the year will run from October 19th to 29th.
I´m nominated and really looking forward to getting your votes. Just visit the homepage http://www.dbs-sportlerwahl.de and vote for me. Thank you all!
15.10.2012 - Thrilling Discussions in the German Parliament
The fraction of the Social Democratic Party of Germany invited me as a panelist to the discussion meeting „Inclusion in Sports“ at the German Parliament. Many sympathetic ears and dedicated dialog partners, that is the way Paralympic sport will advance.
29.08.12 - Opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium
What a great Party. A huge show with an incredible audience! This was a fantastic start for fantastic Games in London. I´m really looking forward to it.
13.08.12 – 100 Metre final comes closer
The starting pistol in Paralympic men´s 100 metres will be fired on September 7th, and I want to be the 1st crossing the line. I am looking forward to the Olympic Stadium and the fast track.
18.07.12 - My video portrait is online now
In the last few weeks a camera crew accompanied me during training sessions, competitions, and in every day life. The clips became great! You can watch them on www.passion.ottobock.com.
16.07.2012 - Integratives Sportfest in Leverkusen
Year´s best on official condition! And after the competition the seven year old Jonas showed me what he´s got on the track.
10.07.12 - The countdown has started!
The clock is ticking, heart beat is rising. Only 50 days left to the Paralympic Games in London! I´m looking forward to a great Opening Ceremony, thrilling competitions, and a full stadium!
25.06.2012 - IPC Athletics Euros
Successful final rehearsal! While it rained cats and dogs, I was able to leave my competitors behind. The time of 12.66 seconds won me the title in 100m sprint in Stadskanaal. Can´t wait for London!
15.06.2012 - Perfect start to the season!
12.43 seconds on 100 meters, close to the European record! Good to know, that I am in excellent shape!
05.06.12 Sometimes training can be this good!
The camera crew and me driving over the court after a following shot.
30.05.12 It´s getting exciting!
Only 100 days left until the showdown in London! On September 7th, I will take part in men´s 100 metres final and I can´t wait! Join me counting the days!
21.05.12 - The last finetuning
London, here I come! Only 100 days to go to the Paralympics. I am looking forward to my new leg!
11.05.2012 - The BG-clinic-tour in Bochumb
A great thing!
And a good opportunity for me to motivate and inform as well!
27.04.12 - "The right moment to win gold"
I spoke to Germany´s biggest soccer magazine, kicker, about the challenge of running for gold in London. Read the entire interview here.
27.04.12 - Opening ceremony of Otto Bock exhibition "Passion for Paralympics"
This is a video shot at the opening ceremony of "Passion for Paralympics", Otto Bock roadshow for the Paralympic Games.
18.04.12 - Ready, steady, go!
British ambassador to Germany, Simon McDonald, and me were giving the "kick-start" for the Olympic Games. Therefore the British embassy organized a symbolic sprint in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Great atmosphere!
23.02.12 - At the studio of NRW Live
That was plenty of fun, being at the studio of NRW TV, a German TV channel. Nice team!
There’s a clip below, for those of you, who couldn’t watch it live.
Clip NRW Live
10.02.2012 - My Facebook fanpage is online!
Finally, it is online: my new fanpage. And I already have almost 600 fans - great motivation for me. Look forward to photos, news and background information. I will keep in the loop!
04.02.2012 - Ball des Sports ("Ball of Sports") 2012 in Wiesbaden
Indeed, I let Franziska van Almsick take a photo of the two of us. ;-) Exciting evening, nice talks – and I really like wearing a smoking.
01.02.2012 - Huge banner at Berlin main station
Quite cool to see yourself on a larger-than-life banner at Berlin main station. Thanks to Ottobock, soon, the whole capital will know me!