Friday, July 25, 2014

Overcoming Obstacles: Tennis Athlete Katharina Krüger


Yesterday marked the start of the German Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships. Fifty-four athletes from around the world are competing. The Women's Defending Champion, Katharina Krüger, is rank number 1 in Germany and number 9 in the world. Krüger hopes to repeat her performance from last year and also has her eye on one of the Grand Slams (Australian, British-Nottingham, Japan-Iizuka and US-St. Louis). Being confined to a wheelchair hasn't stopped Krüger's competitive spirit or dampened her enthusiasm for sport. But most importantly, Krüger has never seen her condition as a barrier to having fun! 

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