Yannis Fischer received the award as the best German young athlete this year. Fischer is 21 years old and a shot putter. Fischer won the gold medal at the World Championships for Para Athletes. Fischer starts in the short-statured group. These are athletes under 1 meter 30 tall.
The best athlete is Anna-Lena Forster. Forster rides mono-skis. A monoski is a ski for wheelchair users. When mono-skiing, athletes have special supports for their arms. This allows the athletes to support themselves. Anna-Lena Forster won 4 gold medals at the World Ski Championships for Para-Athletes.
The best athlete is Leon Schäfer. Schäfer also took part in the World Championships for Para-Athletes. There he took part in the long jump. He starts in the group of people who don’t have an upper thigh. There he set a world record: Schäfer jumped 7 meters 25.
There was also a prize for the best team. The best para sports team this year is the cross-country relay. In a relay, 4 athletes start one after the other. It counts everyone’s performance together. The 4 athletes won the gold medal at the world championships.