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Final Report European Wheelchair-Basketball Championship 2013 in Frankfurt

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Final Report European Wheelchair Basketball Championship 2013 in Frankfurt

End of the European Championship…!!!

The German women showed an impressive performance throughout the whole tournament in their matches.

Except for the heart-stopping final which they unfortunately lost with only one basket difference against Holland they have won all their matches.
They thrilled me the whole week. 2nd place, chapeau…!!!


Look closely, in Frankfurt they don’t only get a cup, but also a ”Bembel”.

A “Bembel“ is the traditional blue-and-grey stone ware jug, depository of the Hessian national drink apple cider. It is used to pour the drink into the legendary 0,3 l glass with rhomb design.
Source: Me ;-)

Back to the European Championship…

Our men played a tournament with quite some ups and downs, but secured with a sweeping match against Holland place 6 and the qualification for the next World Championship.

The men’s final was Great Britain vs. Turkey, an exciting match at eye level.

Great Britain won the match by one point.

They were singing “God save the Queen” so ghastly that they are probably hit with a lawsuit for criminal assault now.

They couldn’t spoil the mood of David the Chair skater & me. ;-)

I thought it was a bit of a shame that the two blocks of Turkish fans, who made a great atmosphere during the match by loudly cheering for their team, almost completely left the hall after the lost match and didn’t stay for the cup presentation of their team.

Now an unforgettable week is over where I haven’t only seen lots of sport, but also collected lots of material for new blogposts and built new contacts.

During the European Championship my desk has changed its colour without my interference from black to white. I think I have to take care about the backlog of administration now… grrr… Outside sun and 26°C ;-( and I am sitting here…

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European Wheelchair-Basketball Championship 2013 in Frankfurt

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

The ball is flying since Friday!!!

” Frankfurt is spinning the wheel”

European Wheelchair Basketball Championship 2013 of women and man

From June 28th until July 7th in the ice sports hall in Frankfurt

With my seasonal ticket I am there each day since Friday.
You shouldn’t miss such an event…!!!

For more information: www.eurobasketball-2013.net

It is unbelievable for me how it is possible to move a wheelchair so fast and controlled and then still hit the basket.

Wheelchair basketball is a most attractive sport which you should have seen live once.

Our “German Girls” are reigning Paralympic champions.

Israel didn’t have a chance, our girls won 81:32

I met again Paralympic athlete Maria Kühn whom I met on May 1st (see older blogpost).

The complete women’s team plus coach and physiotherapists have signed on my “Lion shirt” which I got for my appearance as “Cheering Extra” for the image film “Frankfurt is spinning the wheel” (see older blogpost).

Our German man are still flagging a bit, match against Switzerland at 12:15 h… they’re gonna make it…!!!

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European Wheelchair-Basketball Championship 2013 in Frankfurt

Friday, June 7th, 2013

“Frankfurt is spinning the wheel”

European Wheelchair Basketball Championship 2013 of women and man

From June 28th until July 7th in the ice sports hall in Frankfurt

For more information: www.eurobasketball-2013.net

In my opinion one shouldn’t miss such an event.

It is unbelievable for me how it is possible to move a wheelchair so fast and controlled and then still hit the basket.

Wheelchair basketball is a most attractive sport which you should have seen live once. I have already purchased a seasonal ticket for all games.

On the picture you can see Sebastian Wolk, currently 196 international matches for Germany…!!!

Frankfurt is spinning the wheel

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Back from hospital after 4 weeks!!!

Traditionally the 1st of May obligates everyone in Frankfurt to get on their bikes and watch the cyclists during the bicycle race which takes place since 53 years in this area.


Bicycle is a must because half of the city centre is closed anyway, and there is no way to get through with a car.

The plaza in front of the “Alte Oper” (old opera house) in between the Frankfurt bank towers is the main plaza of this event with booths and live music.

It is quite funny when you are cruising around as only hand cycle in between all the cyclists and pedestrians.

As already reported, from

28.06. – 07.07.2013

under the slogan “Frankfurt is spinning the wheel” the

European Wheelchair Basketball Championship

of women and men takes place in Frankfurt. (see older blogpost).

I have my ticket for all matches since 2 weeks.

On one of the booths I met gold medal winner Maria Kühn of the wheelchair basketball team Mainhatten Skywheelers, who promoted the European championship in Frankfurt.

She directly fed me with plenty of flyers.

More information on: www.eurobasketball2013.de

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European Wheelchair-Basketball Championship 2013

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

From June 28th until July 7th the

European Wheelchair Basketball Championship 2013 of women & man

is taking place in Frankfurt.

More information at: www.eurobasketball-2013.net

In my opinion one shouldn’t miss such an event.

It is unbelievable for me how it is possible to move a wheelchair so fast and controlled and then still hit the basket.

Wheelchair basketball is a most attractive sport which you should have seen live once. I have already purchased a seasonal ticket for all games.

Yesterday an advertising spot for the Eurobasket2013, which is the official name of the tournament was shot in a sports hall in Frankfurt, and they were looking for extras.

I couldn’t resist and showed up with my yellow t-shirt as

Rolling-and-Cheering-Extra

Maybe you can see me in the background of the spot, look out for the tennis ball.

I have found myself in the online photo album of the shot in FB ;-)

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Sport News III

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Today is the start of the

Paralympics in London!

My personal tip, watch

Wheelchair Rugby and Wheelchair Basketball

on TV. It is unbelievable how fast one can move in a wheelchair!!!

In February 2012, when I was in Tenerife in the wheelchair hotel “Mar y Sol”, the Swedish national team was training for wheelchair rugby, (see older blogpost with video).

I tried myself in wheelchair hockey, “Sport News II”.

During the opening ceremony I even recognized a Swedish player.

Wheelchair basketball is just power:

Frankfurt “Mainhatten Sky-Wheelers”

Sailing is of course paralympic as well!

In Mallorca there is an organization FUNDACIÓN HANDISPORT
With them a wheelchair user can go waterskiing, golfing and driving beach buggy, and even sailing.

I have tried it of course, it was a perfect day:

What would have happened when my sailing teacher (behind me in the picture) would have fallen into the water?

For the next Paralympics I still have to practice a bit. ;-)

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