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Style long jumper Markus Rehm honored as "Para-athlete of the decade"

00:25  27 november  2020
00:25  27 november  2020 Source:   de.euronews.com

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Markus Rehm (born 22 August 1988) is a German amputee and Paralympian. He began in sports at age 20 and became a long jump F44 world champion in 2011. His club is TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen and he is a medical specialist.

3x Paralympic Champion ( Long Jump , 4x100m) World Record Holder ( Long Jump , 8.40m) Instagram: @m. rehm 88. Nominated for Para Athlete of the year 2019 along these amazing athletes! Would be more than happy to get your vote.

"This award means a lot to me," said 32-year-old Rehm: "I was allowed to be para-athlete of the year, but an honor for the entire decade is a completely different house number. "

Markus Rehm setzte sich vor Gerd Schönfelder und Niko Kapel bei der Wahl zu © imago images Markus Rehm prevailed in front of Gerd Schönfelder and Niko Kapel in the election for "Germany's Para-Athlete of the Decade".

He was denied a start at the Olympics.

Since his international debut in 2009, the jumper with a right lower leg amputee has been unbeaten at high points. He was three times Paralympic winner including relay races, won seven World Championship and six European Championship titles. With 8.48 meters he holds the world record, in 2016 he was the German flag bearer at the Paralympics. In 2014 Rehm caused a sensation when he became German long jump champion in the competition for non-disabled people. A start at the Olympics after the model of Oscar Pistorius was denied him despite intensive efforts.

In addition to Rehm, Schönfelder and Kappel, Martin Fleig (para Nordic skiing), Johannes Floors (para athletics), Georg Kreiter (para alpine skiing), Thomas Schmidberger and Jochen Wollmert (both para table tennis) were nominated. Previously, the former mono-skier Anna Schaffelhuber had been voted "Sportswoman of the Decade", while the short shot putter Mathias Mester had received the special "Special Achievement 2020" award for his media activities in the Corona crisis. The "Team of the Decade" will be announced on Saturday.

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