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Shen Yugong won her 3rd Paralympic Gold Medal in Sitting Volleyball (in a row) at London 2012 and has been the one of the sports best attackers for over a decade.  

 

To read all about her background and how she got into Sitting Volleyball please click on her name above or HERE.

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Lukas Schiwy (Germany, No. 12)

'My parents searched for somewhere for me to do sport and found Leverkusen, the biggest city that supports sports for disabled in Germany. For years I had to travel a long way to play sport, but from September I am moving there to start a year of volunteering looking after other disabled youngsters with the aim of motivating them to do more activities and enjoy life.

 

I started with sport with Gymnastics, and then Swimming. Then when I was about 10, I met Joerg Firschmann and he told me about a new project for youth Sitting Volleyball. This was the first project for children in Germany on this sport and I am now so happy that I found it.

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I am 18 and have playing our amazing sport for 8 years already!  I like Sitting Volleyball as it is a team game, and on the other hand it is very dynamic… it is not a slow sport, or boring in anyway. Also, playing with and against people without a disability underlines the term of inclusion for me.'

Photo by: Andrea Bowinkelmann