Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Wheelchair tennis means everything to me. It has given me so much and allowed me to travel the world and meet many wonderful people.
"The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow"
As a kid, wheelchair basketball gave me another purpose in life after my accident. It gave me confidence and the belief that you can do anything.
Wheelchair basketball has challenged me to think positively about my disability. To see past any boundaries and to do what it takes to be the best.
Hand-biking helped me find a way out of my crisis after my traffic accident. It allowed me to set goals - a reason to fight for something
I don´t train every day for second place. My only goal is winning a gold medal.
The sport gave me the possibility to compete, enjoy and interact with other people with or without disability.
My teammates are my brothers. We are there for each other - on the court and off.
I've always liked all sports and practiced many of them, but as soon as I got to know about wheelchair basketball, I knew that this was the sport for me.
Dare to win - and to fight every day to become that little bit better.
Bend but never break – never give up
Basketball has always taken me out of difficult times in my life and has helped me to look ahead.