Simone Kues

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Simone Kues
Simone Kues.jpg
Personal information
Born (1976-11-08) 8 November 1976 (age 37)
Sport
Country  Germany
Sport Wheelchair basketball
Disability class 1.5
Event(s) Women's team
Achievements and titles
Paralympic finals 2008 Summer Paralympics

Simone Kues (born 8 November 1976) is a German 1.0 point national wheelchair basketball player who plays in the wheelchair basketball league for Hamburg SV. She joined the national team, and participated in the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, at which the German team came fourth. She won bronze at the World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Amsterdam in 2006. Her team were won the European championship in 2005, 2007 and 2009. She won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing. The women's national team were voted Team of the Year in disabled sports in 2008, and President Horst Köhler awarded them the Silver Laurel Leaf, Germany's highest German sports award.

Biography[edit]

Kues was born in Einbeck in Lower Saxony on 8 November 1976. She matriculated from the Paul-Gerhardt-Schule Dassel (de) in 1996. That same year she had a riding accident in Ireland, which resulted in paralysis. After rehab, she began studying psychology in Göttingen in 1998, and then devoted herself to her sport career. She graduated in 2007,[1] and now works as a psychologist at the BG Trauma Hospital Hamburg (de)'s paraplegic centre.[2]

Kues first played wheelchair basketball at the rehab clinic. She went on to play for ASC Göttingen, then with RBV Lüneburg, and finally with SV Hamburg.[2] She joined the national team, and participated in the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, at which the German team came fourth.[3] She won bronze at the World Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Amsterdam in 2006. Her team won the European championship in 2005, 2007 and 2009, and a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing.[2] The women's national team were voted Team of the Year in disabled sports in 2008, and President Horst Köhler awarded them the Silver Laurel Leaf, Germany's highest German sports award.[4]

In June 2014, Kues rejoined the senior women's team for the 2014 Women's World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Toronto, Canada. The German team won silver after being defeated by Canada in the final.[5][6][7]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ludwig-Guttmann-Preisträgerin 2010". Deutschsprachige Medizinische Gesellschaft für Paraplegie (in German). February 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Athlete Profile – Simone Kues". International Paralympic Committee, 30 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Athlete Search Results – Simone Kues". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Bundespräsident Köhler ehrt 132 Sportler mit dem Silbernen Lorbeerblatt" (in German). Der Deutsche Olympische Sportbund. 20 November 2008. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "2014 WWWBC: Germany". Wheelchair Basketball Canada. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Schedule & Results – 2014 WWWBC". Wheelchair Basketball Canada. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Joneck, Andreas. "Deutscher WM-Traum platzt zum zweiten Mal" (in German). Team Germany. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Degun, Tom (17 July 2010). "Australia and US claim victory at World Wheelchair Basketball Championships". Inside the Games. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 

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