Böhme and Huber are Athletes of the Year 2013

RSV-players win the DBS-title with their German Juniors squad
After their World-Championship-triumph in Adana Thomas Boehme and Christopher Huber had another great highlight of this athletic year last Saturday. The German Juniors National Team has been awarded by the German Disability-Sports-organisation (DBS) as Team of Year at Olympia Museum Cologne.
About 400 invited guests, including top-ranking politicians, athletes, society- and economy- representatives, partners and supporters of the DBS as well as Media representatives, attended the award and witnessed the triumph of the Wheelchair Basketball Juniors. Together with their team and their coach Peter Richarz the 22-year-old Boehme and the 17-year-old Huber have done a great deal for their sport, taking the World title home with them to Germany.
The team won Gold in Adana, Turkey, on the 14th of September after a dramatic final score of 69:65 against Sweden, an achievement amongst other things down to top-scorer Thomas Boehme and captain Christopher Huber. Team doctor Petra Michel-Leutheuser and men’s national coach Nicolai Zeltinger were also part of the awarded team.
„The winners of this year’s prize have shown great performances worldwide and have been voted by the public. 13.000 people have voted in two rounds, and the team won very clear. They stand as examples for all the world-class athletes in German sports for people with disabilities.” said DBS-president Friedhelm-Julius in his speech. Female athlete of the year became ski racer Anna Schaffelhuber and male athlete of the year is table tennis player Thomas Schmidberger.
In the frame of this event also the manager of the company Otto Bock, who are RSV-premium partners, Prof. Hans Georg Naeder has been honoured with a special price by the DBS for his engagement in disability sports. Friedhelm-Julius Beucher: “This award went to a business personality who live with their international company as role-models and passionately the Paralympic idea.” 

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