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Andrea Eskau

Andrea Eskau

Andrea Eskau born in Apolda / Thuringia, 1971, studied psychology at the University of Wuppertal with a focus on neurophysiology and work physiology. In 1998, Mrs. Eskau suffered a cross-paralysis during a severe accident. Since 2003 she has been active as a professional athlete in the field of paracycling and since 2009 in Nordic Skiing (Biathlon and Cross Country). She has won numerous World Championship titles in these disciplines and competed in a total of 6 Paralympic Games, being the only paralympic athlete who has won gold medals in three different sports diciplines. Since 2008, Mrs. Eskau has been responsible for “Disabled Sports” at the Federal Institute for Sports Science in Bonn, where she is contributing her personal experience to the development of disabled sports and has initiated a number of innovative research projects.

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