Parasports in the time of Coronavirus – a case of postponed plans, mental fitness, and a forced slow-down


Photo: Christiane Reppe on her hand bike; Copyright: Jan Siewert

Christiane Reppe was aiming for a podium finish in the Para Triathlon in Tokyo. A discipline in which she immediately felt very much at home after she had competed in the first competitions in 2018.

Photo: David Behre at a shooting for a commercial in the starting position; Copyright: David Behre

Sprinter David Behre wanted to attack again, as here in a video shoot for one of his partners 2020. The prosthesis runner has now postponed his career end until 2021.

David Behre and his postponed farewell

Photo: The successful Durst team; Copyright: OSP NRW Rhineland

Para cyclist Hans-Peter Durst (middle) is happy to have a strong team around him. Currently, the six-time World Champion in the individual time trial is keeping fit with a health maintenance plan.

Hans-Peter Durst: "An athlete is only as good as his team"

Staying fit during the delay

Photo: Anne Hofmann; Copyright: private

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