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RSV Lahn-Dill II’s Annabel Breuer and Selina Rausch named to extended German women’s national team

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Germany’s Annabel Breuer at the Germany vs Japan women’s wheelchair basketball team at the Sports Centre. Image credit: Haweye7. License: CC BY-SA 3.0

Earlier today, two members of RSV Lahn-Dill II, Annabel Breuer and Selina Rausch, were named to the extended 14 member strong Germany women’s national wheelchair basketball team.

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Breuer is a 1.5 point player who has been a regular fixture on the German squad since 2010 where she helped her team to  win a silver medal at the Birmingham, Great Britain hosted World Championships.  Two years later, she was part of the gold medal winning German side at the Paralympic Games in London.  Last year, she was with the team when they won silver at the Toronto, Canada hosted World Championships. She has played club basketball for Sabines Ulm, where she was the only woman on a mixed gender team.  Outside of wheelchair basketball, Breuer is a wheelchair fencer who won silver at a Turin hosted 2006 Wheelchair Fencing World Cup when she was only 13-years-old.  Having qualified for the 2008 Paralympics, she had to miss the Games because of a spinal injury.

 

Rausch is a 20-year-old 1.0 point player who wears number 14 when playing for Germany.  Last year, she was part of the bronze medal winning Germany women’s under-25 team at the IWBF Women’s U25 European Championships.

 

 

Other members named to the German squad include Hannover United’s Linda Dahle, RBB München Iguanas’s Laura Fürst and Johanna Welin, USC München’s Lisa Nothelfer, ALBA Berlin’s Anna Gerwinat, Mainhatten Skywheelers’s Barbara Groß, BG Baskets Hamburg’s Maya Lindholm, Gesche Schünemann and Mareike Miller, Köln 99ers’s Marina Mohnen, BBC Warendorf’s Anne Patzwald, and BG Baskets Hamburg’s Annika Zeyen.

 

The team will be cut down further ahead of the 2015 IWBF European Championships scheduled to take place at the University of Worcester from August 28 to September 6.  Germany will meet six other teams including Spain, Great Britain France, Italy, Netherlands and Turkey, with the top four finishers qualifying for the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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