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Amputee Swimmer during the Danish Open Disabled Swimming event 2014. Photo Steffen Berk, Talbronstein.net
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From March 7 to 9, 2014, amputee swimmers and swimmers with other disabilities from Denmark, Israel, Sweden, India, the Netherlands, Germany and other countries met in Esbjerg for this year's International Danish Open Swimming Championships. To view two sets of photographs taken during the competition - please go directly to our TALBRONSTEIN.NET site.

Amputee Swimmers during the IWAS World Games 2013 in Stadskanaal

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Goslar 2013 a
Amputee SwimmersOn November 16 and 16, 2913, disabled swimmers from all over Germany were in Goslar to take part in this year's German Short Course Swimming Championships for disabled athletes. To check results and view 40 photographs taken during the first day of the event - please go directly to our TALBRONSTEIN.NET site and select "Goslar 2013". Please click HERE.
Malmo 2013
Amputee SwimmersFrom February 7 to 10, 2013, hundreds of amputee athletes and athletes with other disabilities from all over the world were in the Swedish city of Malmö to take part in this year's Malmo Open Sports event. Once again participants competed in several sports, including Wheelchair Basketball, Goalball, Swimming, Ice Sledge Hocky, Curling and Table Tennis. To find out more, check results and view 56 photographs taken during the swimming event - please visit our TALBRONSTEIN.NET disability sports photo site - CLICK HERE
Forbach 2013
Amputee SwimmersOn January 19, 2013, amputee athletes and athletes with other disabilities were in Forbach for this year's Championnat de France des Régions de natation Handisport, the 2013 French Regional Swimming Champs for athletes with a disability. Please visit our TALBRONSTEIN.NET disability sports photo site for more information and 40 photographs taken during the event - CLICK HERE
Szczecin 2012
Amputee SwimmersFrom June 15 to 17 amputee swimmers and swimmers with other disabilities from all over Poland were in Szczecin for this year's Disability Swimming Championships. The event was one of the last opportunities for Polish Swimmers to qualify for the Paralympic Games 2012 in London, United Kingdom. Please visit our TALBRONSTEIN.NET disability sports photo site for more information.
Paralympic World Cup
Amputee SwimmersFor the last years the BT Paralympic World Cup has been organized in the city of Manchester in the United Kingdom. Amputee athletes, wheelchair athletes and athletes with other disabilities have been competing in various competitions, amongst them swimming, wheelchair basketball and various track events. This year's BT Paralympic World Cup was organized between May 22 and 26, and again Paralympic athletes from around the world took part in the event.
BT PARALYMPIC WORLD CUP
Angouleme 1 - 3

Disabled Swimmers during the Natation Handisport competition in Angouleme 2012On March 23 and 24, 2012 the city of Angoulême, near Bordeaux, welcomed swimmers with a disability from all over France, Slovenia, Poland and other countries for this year's Championnat de France de natation handisport, the French Swimming Open for disabled athletes 2012. For the second time since 2006, the competition was held in the Nautilis center, which is part of the city's biggest recreation complex, offering excellent conditions for swimmers with a disability. Please visit our TALBRONSTEIN.NET disability sports photo site for more information and more than 150 photographs taken during the event - CLICK HERE.

DKM Remscheid 2011

Disabled Swimmers during the 2011 DKM Schwimmen in RemscheidFor several years, the German Short Course Swimming Champion-ships for amputee swimmers and swimmers with other disabilities were organized in the city of Chemnitz. More recently the annual event was moved to other German cities like Wuppertal or Remscheid. So on November 26 and 27, 2011 - amputee swimmers and swimmers with other disabilities once again were in Remscheid for this year's German Short Course Swimming Championships for disabled swimmers. Please visit our TALBRONSTEIN.NET site to find out more and view two sets of photographs taken during the event - CLICK HERE.

Montelimar 1 - 3

Amputee Swimmer during the Natation Handisport event 2011 in MontelimarFrom June 23 to June 25, 2011, disabled swimmers from all over France were in Montelimar for the 2011 Natation Handisport competition. For some of the athletes it was the last chance to get ready for the 2011 IPC European Championships which will be organized in July in Berlin, Germany. Please visit our TALBRONSTEIN.NET site for more information and three sets of photographs taken during the last day of the competition - CLICK HERE.

Siemens Cup 2011

Sitting Volleyball players during the 2011 Siemens Cup in HamburgFor the 22nd time the Werner-von-Siemens Cup sitting volleyball tournament was organized on May 7 and 8, 2011, in the Northern German city of Hamburg. Sitting volleyball players from all over Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and other countries took part in the event. To find out more, check results and view 56 photographs taken during the event - please visit our TALBRONSTEIN.NET site - CLICK HERE.

Avignon 1 - 3

Wheelchair Racer during the Athletics competition in Avignon. Photo Steffen Berk, TALBRONSTEIN.NETOn May 14 disabled athletes from all over France, The United Arab Emirates, Canada, Tunisia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and other countries were in Avignon, near Marseille, for this year's Meeting International d’athlétisme Handisport, the international meeting for disabled athletes. To find out more and view two sets of photographs taken during the event - please visit our TALBRONSTEIN.NET site - CLICK HERE.

Saint Malo 1 + 2

Amputee SwimmerOn January 15, 2011, swimmers from all over France came to Saint Malo for the Championnat de France des Régions de Natation Handisport, the 2011 French Regional Swimming Champs for athletes with a disability. The competition was organized again at the Piscine de Naye, the swimming complex close to the historical old city of Saint-Malo. CLICK HERE for more information and photographs.

Amputee Football

Amputee soccer players from all over the world were in Argentina to take part in the Amputee Football World Championships which was held between October 16 and 24. Find out more about the event by visiting WORLDAMPUTEEFOOTBALL.COM. To remember the last world championships held in Antalya in 2007 - please visit our TALBRONSTEIN.NET and view some photographs not shown on our web site before.

Athletes Profiles
Christiane Reppe - Amputee Swimmer from GermanyBeginning with photographs of the German amputee athlete HEINRICH POPOW , the amputee swimmers CHRISTIANE REPPE (Photo) and XAVI TORRES we are now also showing photo sets with images of individual athletes on our web site. These photographs have been taken over the years at various sports events for athletes with a disability. Please visit our TALBRONSTEIN.NET site to find out more.
Muszelka Cup Photos 1 + 2

Disabled Swimmers during the 2011 Muszelka CupBetween October 5 and 9, swimmers from all over Poland took part in the 2011 Muszelka Cup for amputees and persons with other disabilities. The competition was organized again in the Muszelka Rehabilitation Complex in the Eastern part of the city. Please visit our TALBRONSTEIN.NET to check results and view two sets of photographs taken during the second day of the competition - CLICK HERE.

Otto Bock Genium leg

Click to watch the new Otto Bock Genium leg in action!At the 2010 ORTHOPÄDIE + REHA-TECHNIK fair in Leipzig Otto Bock Health Care presented the new Genium Bionic System, a mechatronic knee joint, which is microprocessor- controlled and makes it possible for above knee amputees to walk up stairs. Watch Sven Zarling, who has been an above knee amputee for 30 years, walking up and down stairs wearing the new Genium leg.
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PARALYMPICS ATHENS

Paralympics Photographs Slide Show Photo Steffen Berk, TALBRONSTEIN.NET. Click here to view!View a 2004 Paralympics Slide Show and remember the previous Paralympic Games for amputees, wheelchair users and persons with other disabilities in Athens, Greece.
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The Amputee Rap

Watch leg amputee Josh Sundquist in his newest youtube video called "The Amputee Rap".
Leg Amputee Josh Sundquist - Motivational SpeakerWATCH THE AMPUTEE RAP

Iraqi Paralympians

Amputee athletes and athletes with other disabilities from around the world went to China to compete in the Paralympic Games in Beijing. For some Paralympians, preparing for the competition was especially difficult. Due to the ongoing war in Iraq, the country's National Paralympic Weightlifting Team had to train abroad to qualify and get ready for the Games. Visit aliveinbaghdad.org to watch a video about their stay in Syria.
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Köln 2011 Video

On February 27, amputee swimmers and swimmers with other disabilities from all over the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and other parts of Germany came to Cologne for the 2011 NRW-Landesmeisterschaften championships. The competition took place in the Schwimmleistungszentrum LLZ swimming pool and was organized by the local disability sport club "Behindertensportverband NW e.V.". To find out more, view a video of the competition and to check the results - please visit our TALBRONSTEIN.NET site. CLICK HERE.

Prosthetic Arm
Presentation of prosthetic arms , Photo Steffen Berk, TALBRONSTEIN.NET - Click to enlarge! Lifelike prosthetic arms have been around for a number of years, trying to mimic the skin and hair of an amputees's original limb. Now, an international team led by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, has developed a prototype of the first fully integrated prosthetic arm that can be controlled naturally, enabled by Targeted Muscle Reinnervation, a technique that involves the transfer of residual nerves from an amputated limb to unused muscle regions. This technique provides for a more intuitive use of a prosthetic arm and allows for the natural sensation of grip strength and touch.
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ECVD Cup Kettering 2011

Amputee sitting volleyball players during the ECVD Cup in Kettering 2011, Photo Steffen Berk, TALBRONSTEIN.NETFrom July 11th to 16th, sitting volleyball players from all over the world met for the 2011 ECVD Continental Cup. The competition was organized by Volleyball England with support from the National Lottery in the National Volleyball Center in the city of Kettering. In the last match of the tournament Bosnia beat Egypt to be crowned ECVD Champions 2011. Please visit our TALBRONSTEIN.NET site for more information and three sets of photographs taken during the competition - CLICK HERE.

Jonas Martens
Jonas Martens - Amputee Swimmer from BelgiumBelgian amputee swimmer Jonas Martens lost his right leg at the age of six. After chemotherapy and rehabilitation his physiotherapist encouraged him to get involved in sports. At first he tried out skiing, but later switched to swimming which he can practice all year long. He took part in the Paralympic Games in Sydney in 2000 and also participated in the Athens Paralympics 2004. Find out more about Jonas Martens and view some photographs taken over the years at various swimming events for amputees and other disabled athletes - please click HERE.
JOSH SUNDQUIST

Click to watch Amputee Motivational Speaker Josh Sundquist!Josh Sundquist, a leg amputee from Williamsburg, USA, lost his left leg to cancer at the age of 9 and started speaking to groups about his experiences shortly thereafter. He has since shared his story as a keynote speaker at schools, Fortune 500 companies, and in Washington, DC at the White House. Watch him online.
Leg Amputee Josh Sundquist - Motivational SpeakerWATCH JOSH SUNDQUIST

Malmö Open 2014
Amputee AthleteFrom February 7 to 9, disabled athletes from around the world were in the Swedish city of Malmö to take part in the 2014 Malmo Open. Once again participants competed in several sports, including Goalball, Swimming, Ice Sledge Hocky, Curling and Table Tennis. To view 40 photographs taken during the swimming event for amputee swimmers and swimmers wih other disabilities - please go directly to our TALBRONSTEIN.NET site.
Berre l'Etang 1 + 2
Amputee SwimmerOn January 25, 2014, swimmers from all over France were in Berre l'Etang to take part in the Championnat de France des Régions de natation Handisport, the 2014 French Regional Swimming Champs for athletes with a disability. To find out more and view two sets of photographs taken during the event - please click HERE.
IWAS World Games 1+2
Amputee AthletesFrom September 19 to 21, 2013 amputee athletes and athletes with other disabilities took part in the IWAS World Games swimming competition. This year's IWAS World Games were organized in Stadskanaal and attended by disabled athletes from from around the world. Please go directly to our TALBRONSTEIN.NET site for more information and to view two sets of photographs taken during the event. Please click HERE
5th Fazza Meeting 1 + 2
Amputee AthleteFor about two weeks amputee athletes and athletes with other disabilities from around the world were in the United Arab Emirates to take part in various athletics meetings. After having competed in Sharjah and Al Ain, they were in Dubai to take part in the 5th Fazza Meeting organized in Dubai's Police Stadium in the Southern part of Dubai. To find out more, check results and view 56 photographs taken during the Dubai event - please visit our TALBRONSTEIN.NET disability sports photo site - CLICK HERE
Paralympics 2012
mputee swimmer during the French Disability Swimming Championships in StrasbourgFor eleven days, hundreds of amputee athletes, wheelchair athletes and athletes with other disabilities from around the world came to London to take part in the 2012 Paralympic Summer Games. Once again, China won the most Gold medals with the teams from the Russian Federation coming in second and the United Kingdom third. For many, the most memorable performances during the 2012 Paralympic Games came from athletes like swimmer Jessica Long, who won eight medals in the pool, including five golds, two silvers and one bronze, the British athlete Jonnie Peacock (age 19), whom it took - encouraged by a chanting audience - only 10.90 seconds to win the 100m T44 in a new Paralympic record time, Brazil’s top swimmer Daniel Dias, who won 6 Gold medals and definitely former Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi, who won two golds and a silver in road cycling. Please visit our TALBRONSTEIN.NET disability sports photo site for more information and photographs taken during the Opening Day of the Paralympics and the swimming sessions - CLICK HERE.
Strasbourg 2012
mputee swimmer during the French Disability Swimming Championships in StrasbourgOn June 22 and 23, 2012 amputee swimmers and swimmers with other disabilities from all over France were in Strasbourg to take part in the 2012 Championnat de natation handisport, the French Disability Swimming Championships. To find out more and view 56 photographs taken during the event - CLICK HERE.
Budweis 2012
Amputee SwimmersOn June 8 and 9, 2012 amputee swimmers and swimmers with other disabilities from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Iraq and other countries were in Budweis, to take part in this year's open swimming championships for disabled athletes. Visit our disability sports photo info page to find out more - CLICK HERE.
Bretten 2012
Participants of the 2012 Sitzball Cup in BrettenFrom April 13 to 14, 2012, amputee athletes and athletes with other disabilities were in Bretten of this year's German Sitzball (also known as sitball or sitting ball) Championships. Teams from all over Germany took part in the event, which was organized by the local club VSG Bretten in cooperation with the German Paralympic Committee and the German National Disability Sport Organization. To find out more and view 56 photographs taken during the event - CLICK HERE.
Sheffield 2012
Amputee SwimmersFrom April 5 to 8 disabled swimmers were in Sheffield for the 2012 International British Disability Swimming Championships. Once again the event was organized in the modern Ponds Forge swimming complex and attended by amputee swimmers and swimmers with other disabilities from around the world. Please visit our TALBRONSTEIN.NET disability sports photo site for more information and view 56 photographs taken during the event - CLICK HERE.
Esbjerg 1 + 2

Disabled Swimmers during the Danish Open 2012 in EsbjergThere are only a couple of months to go to the start of the 2012
Paralympic Games in London and around the world disabled athletes are getting ready for the biggest sports event of the year. From March 9 to 11, 2012, amputee swimmers and swimmers with other disabilities from Denmark, Israel, Sweden, India, the Netherlands, Germany and other countries met in Esbjerg for this year's International Danish Open Swimming Championships. Get more information and view two sets of photographs - CLICK HERE.

Sitting Volleyball EC

Sitting Volleyball player during the 2011 European Championships in RotterdamFrom October 9 to 15, 2011 amputee athletes and athletes with other disabilities from all over Europe are taking part in the Men's and Women's European Championships in Sitting Volleyball. The competition is being organized in Rotterdam's Topsport Center and teams from the following countries have been taking part in the event: The Netherlands, Russia, Bosnia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Latvia,Slovenia, Hungary, Finland, Ukraine, Great Britain, Azerbaijan. For some photographs taken during the tournament - please CLICK HERE.

Berlin 2003 Review

Amputee Swimmer Tino Goedecke during the German Swimming Open 2003 in BerlinFrom April 28 to May 1, 2011, amputee swimmers and swimmers with other disabilities from around the world were in Berlin for the 25th International German Swimming Open for athletes with a disability. Remember a previous competition organized in Berlin and view some additional photographs taken in the year 2003. Some of the athletes which took part in the event back then are still competing, others have ended their career or became coaches or team officials. For more - please visit TALBRONSTEIN.NET.

Wheelchair Fencing 2012

Participants of the Wheelchair Fencing Competition in Malchow 2012From January 27 to 29, disabled athletes from around the world took part in this year's IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Malchow, Germany. Please visit our disability sports photo site to find out more about the competition and view 56 photographs taken during the first day of the event.- CLICK HERE.

IWAS Sharjah 2011

Amputee Soccer Players during the IWAS Games 2011 in SharjahFrom December 1 to 6, 2011, amputee and wheelchair athletes from Japan, Iran, China, Croatia, Poland, Russia, Germany and many other countries were in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, for the 2011 IWAS World Games. Participants took part in several sports, including athletics, swimming, power lifting and table tennis. Please visit our TALBRONSTEIN.NET site to find out more, check results, watch a video and view three sets of photographs taken during the swimming and athletics competition and 56 photographs taken during the preparations for an amputee football show event, presented by the GB amputee football players and the Amputee Soccer team of Russia - CLICK HERE..

Kornwestheim

Sitzball PlayersOn September 10, 2011, the annual Sit Ball Laender- pokal tournament for amputees and athletes with other disabilities was organized in Kornwestheim, on the outskirts of Stuttgart. Sitball or Sitzball - as it is being called in German - was invented by amputees 60 years ago. It is played in several European countries but not during international competitions like the Paralympics. There are 120 registered Sitzball teams in Germany which have formed a strong community organizing small tournaments all year long. For some photographs taken during the tournament - please CLICK HERE.

Berlin Video 1 - 3

Amputee swimmers during the German Swimming Open 2011, Photo Steffen Berk, TALBRONSTEIN.NETFrom April 28 to May 1, amputee swimmers and swimmers with other disabilities from around the world were in Berlin for the 2011International German Swimming Open for athletes with a disability. The competition was organized for the 25th time and more than 400 athletes from 28 nations took part in the event. Please visit our TALBRONSTEIN.NET site for more information and three videos taken during the competition - CLICK HERE.

Emmen 1 + 2 + 3

Amputee athletes during the Dutch Aletics Open 2011 in Emmen, Photo Steffen Berk, TALBRONSTEIN.NETAs part of the IWAS Disabled Athletics series, amputee athletes and
athletes with other disabilities from all over the Netherlands, Japan, Germany, Poland, Russia, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and other countries met from May 27 to 29 in Emmen for the 2011 Dutch Open Disabled Athletics. Get more information and view three sets of photographs taken during the second day of the competition - CLICK HERE.

Bratislava 1 + 2

Amputee swimmer Gabriel Izsof. Photo Steffen Berk, TALBRONSTEIN.NETFrom May 20 to May 22, 201, this year's Slovakia Cup, the Open Slovak Swimming Championships for amputee swimmers and swimmers with other disabilities, was organized in Bratislava. Swimmers from all over the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Croatia and Hungary took part in the event, which was organized for the 33nd time in the Slovak capital. To find out more and view two sets of photographs taken during the event - please visit our TALBRONSTEIN.NET site - CLICK HERE.

Terry Fox Run 2011

Terry Fox Each year in September, thousands of Canadians and people from around the world take part in the Terry Fox Run to honor legendary leg amputee Terry Fox and to raise money for cancer research. Terry Fox, who lost his right leg above the knee to cancer at the age of 18, became well known when he ran across Canada in 1980 to show the capabilities of amputees and to raise money for research. Until today the foundation set up in his name has raised millions of dollars to continue what he has started.
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Gaza 1 + 2 + 3 videos

Amputee Athletes in GazaOn November 29, 2010, Palestinian amputee athletes, blind athletes and wheelchair athletes were in Gaza City to take part in a sports competition for disabled athletes. The event was called "Sports for Change" and organized by the Palestinian Paralympic Committee with support of the European Union and Mercy Corps. Please visit our TALBRONSTEIN.NET site for more information, two sets of photos and three videos taken during the competition. CLICK HERE.

Bethany Hamilton
Bethany Hamilton. Photo: Noah Hamilton, used with the permission of the photographer Only weeks after Bethany Hamilton became an arm amputee because of a shark attack while surfing near Tunnels Beach in October 2003, she decided to go into the waters again and has been actively surfing ever since. Visit her frequently updated web site for upcoming events, go with her on a boat trip to Indonesia and check out her documentary DVD.
BETHANY HAMILTON MOVIE DVD
BETHANY HAMILTON BOAT TRIP
BETHANY HAMILTON WEB SITE
 
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