Markus Rehm


Markus Rehm is a German Paralympic athlete in long jump and sprint. 2003, at the age of 14, he lost his lower right leg to a wakeboarding accident. Nonetheless he did not stop wakeboarding and was the German junior runner-up in 2005. He has since focused on his career in athletics.

Since 2008 Markus Rehm trains at TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen. He could win his first international titles in 2010 winning world championships in 200m and long jump while finishing second over 100m at the junior stage. 2011 his first triumph at the senior level followed when he won the world championships in long jump. In 2013 he successfully defended that title. At the Paralympic Games in London 2012 he won the long jump event.

In 2014 Markus Rehm caused quite a stir when he won the German championships of the non-disabled jumping 8,24m – that length was both a new Paralympic world record and the required length for a nomination to the European championships. Even though Markus Rehm had met the nomination criterion he was not considered for the European championships of the non-disabled, at the Paralympic European championships he won the long jump and came in third over 100m. In 2015 he managed to improve personal best to 8,29m – another world record.

In 2016 he won the disabled jump at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro with 8,21 m, which was the new Paralympic record, as well as gold in the 4 x 100 m relay in 40,82 sec, new European record (with David Behre, Felix Streng and Johannes Floors).

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