Series XII Women's Wheelchair Champion

Manuela Schär

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Series XII Women's Wheelchair Champion

Schär

Manuela Schär

Country
SUI
Swiss flag
Date of Birth
Dec 5, 1984
Majors debut
Berlin 2013
Personal Best
1:28:17
CAREER
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Manuela Schär created history in Series XII when she swept the board with seven victories from seven races to claim her second straight series title.

She began the series with a new world record in Berlin of 1:36:53 and proved unbeatable for the next 12 months. The Swiss star also collected a maximum three bonus point wins – a new innovation for Series XII that awarded eight points to the athlete past a fixed point on each course or through a defined segment in the fastest time.

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PERSONAL
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She grew up in Altishofen with her brother, Ivo, and parents, Elisabeth and Ireno.

She was injured in an accident in 1993 and started wheelchair sport in 1998 aged 14. She lives in Lucerne where she was born and is an ambassador for Right To Play Switzerland which helps children in disadvantaged countries take part in sport. Her surname means ‘scissors’ in English.