Scientific study with German long jumper Markus Rehm is planned

A scientific research study of below-knee amputee long jumper and Paralympic champion Markus Rehm is about to begin as the subject of a Japanese TV programme. The goal of the Japanese TV programme is to try to explain why Markus Rehm jumps so much further than other athletes with a similar disability and can also compete with the best non-amputee jumpers in the world.


Photo: Markus Rehm while long-jumping; Copyright: Ralf Kuckuck, DBS-Akademie

Markus Rehm will participate in the scientific study in order to clarify whether he has advantages towards athletes without disabilities or not; © Ralf Kuckuck, DBS-Akademie