Björn Lohmann wants to leave with a title

37-year-old National Player is ending his career
After the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro last year, Björn Lohmann announced his retirement from the German National Team. And now he will end his successful career as a Wheelchair Basketball player completely, after the Champions Cup Final Four on the 6th of April. One goal is left though: one final title with RSV Lahn-Dill.
„I’m very grateful to have gotten the opportunity five years ago to play with RSV, I take some very positive memories with me.” says the Forward from Schermbeck. “I’m proud to be part of the RSV-history, but after 20 years in the sport both my head and my body are getting tired. Another year would just not be satisfying, as I don’t feel like I could fulfill my, and our fans’, expectations.”
Lohmann started his career 1997 at UBC Münster, which he left in 2004 to go and play for ASV Bonn. After Bonn got relegated, the avowed Rheinlander went to the Köln 99ers for the 2011/2012-season, before joining RSV Lahn-Dill in summer 2012. Here he has won three German Championships, three German Cups, and the European Cup in 2015. As a National Player, Lohmann has won the U22-European Championship in 1999 in Paris, followed by three Paralympics participations in 2008 in Beijing, 2012 in London, and last year in Rio de Janeiro. The National Team also won European Bronze 2007 in Wetzlar and 2015 in Worcester, as well as Silver 2011 in Nazareth.
Now the Rhineland is calling Lohmann back and RSV Lahn-Dill are losing an immaculate sportsman, who also has a great reputation away from the court, due to his likeable character. “We’re not only losing one of the best lowpointers in Europes, but a great leader and a fantastic athlete.” says manager Andreas Joneck. “I have to give special thanks to the RSV-fans for their amazing support. I want to leave on the best note, so I will be giving it my all in these last few weeks, so that we hopefully get the opportunity to celebrate together before I go.” says Lohman.

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