Daniela Schulte

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Daniela Schulte
Personal information
Nationality German
Born (1982-06-30) June 30, 1982 (age 34)
Berlin
Sport
Country  Germany
Sport Swimming
Club PSC Berlin
Coached by Matthias Ulm

Daniela Schulte (born 30 June 1982 in Berlin) is a German Paralympic swimmer, competing in the S11 class.[1] Having developed a genetically caused visual impairment aged nine, Schulte began to compete in swimming for competitors with a disability at the age of 13.[2] A year later Schulte participated in the 1996 Summer Paralympics in Atlanta, winning gold medals with both the 4x100m freestyle and 4x100m medley relays B1-3 as well as two silver medals in the 100m freestyle and 200m individual medley B1 events. At the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, Schulte was able to add a silver medal in the 100m freestyle S11 to her tally.

In 2003 Schulte gave birth to twin boys. She returned to competition in 2007 and went on to win a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing. In 2012 she was chosen as the German flag bearer during the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London. During the Games Schulte won her first individual gold medal in the 400m freestyle S11 event and a silver medal in the 200m individual medley SM11.[3]

In addition to her Paralympic honours, Schulte has also won 14 gold medals each at World and European Championships.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daniela Schulte - Swimming - Paralympic Athlete". LOCOG. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Daniela Schulte - Vita". Official website. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Schulte siegt über 400 m Freistil (German)". sportschau.de. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Daniela Schulte - Erfolgsbilanz". Official website. Retrieved 7 September 2012.