Catharina White

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Full name Catharina Jule White
nation GermanyGermany Germany
birthday 2nd June 2000 (age 20)
place of birth StuttgartGermany
job Student (Marketing and Business)
discipline Wheelchair basketball
society University of Alabama , formerly: RSKV Tübingen ,
Sabers Ulm / TSG Söflingen , Rolling Chocolate
National squad since 2017
status active
Medal table
World Championship 0 × gold 0 × silver 1 × bronze
European Championship 0 × gold 1 × silver 1 × bronze
World wheelchair basketball championship
bronze 2018 Hamburg
European wheelchair basketball championship
silver 2017 Tenerife
bronze 2019 Rotterdam
last change: July 5, 2020

Catharina Jule Weiß (born June 2, 2000 in Stuttgart , Baden-Württemberg ) is a German wheelchair basketball player .

career path

Weiß attended the Käthe Kollwitz School in Esslingen-Zell, where she graduated from high school in 2019 . She received a sports scholarship from the University of Alabama , which has been promoting disabled sports for years and has its own wheelchair basketball team, and has been studying marketing and economics since August 2019. She originally wanted to stay in the US for three years and graduate. After the university announced that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it will only teach online, Weiß returned to Germany in mid-March 2020 and completed the rest of the semester online.

Athletic career

As a result of cancer at the age of two months that attacked the spinal cord, Catharina Weiß has been dependent on a wheelchair from an early age due to incomplete paraplegia and came into contact with sport for the first time in 2009 when she was nine years old. She competed successfully in monoski , meanwhile held four German swimming records , and at the same time tried her hand at wheelchair basketball for the first time in 2012 . To practice all three sports at the same time would have exceeded their time frame, and so in 2014, at the age of 14, Weiss finally decided to go into wheelchair basketball because the training conditions were best for her here. Through assignments in the state and regional league at the Wheelchair Sports and Culture Association Tübingen (RSKV Tübingen), White recommended himself for higher tasks and moved to the 2nd Bundesliga for the 2015/2016 season to Rolling Chocolate in Heidelberg, from which she joined the two years later Sabers Ulm went. In 2016 she was appointed to the squad of the U25 national team for the first time.

White has been a member of the senior national team since 2017, with which she immediately won silver at the European Championships in Tenerife.

In 2018 she won bronze at the World Cup in Hamburg , unlike in the Bundesliga in a team consisting entirely of women.

In 2019, white won bronze with the German team at the European Championships in Rotterdam. This also meant qualification for the 2020 Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo and membership in the Paralympic team of the German Disabled Sports Association .

In 2020, the US season was canceled a few days before the championship final due to the Covid-19 pandemic and Weiß returned to Germany early in March. The Paralympics were later postponed to 2021.

Club affiliations

Your youth club is the RSKV Tübingen . For the 2015/16 season she went to the second division Rolling Chocolate in Heidelberg and two years later moved to Sabers Ulm ( TSG Söflingen ) for one season . Since the RSKV Tübingen was now on the rise, Weiß went back to him and played in the 2nd Bundesliga in a mixed team before she was part of the university team at the University of Alabama since August 2019 .



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Individual evidence

  1. a b Jan Geißler: A season without two highlights , EZ series athletes on hold, on:, from April 20, 2020, accessed July 5, 2020
  2. a b c d Catharina Weiß's great throw , the 18-year-old wheelchair basketball player won the bronze medal in the summer at:, on September 28, 2018, accessed on July 5, 2020
  3. a b c d e "Playing with men is not so stressful" , Paralympic Life, on:, accessed July 5, 2020