My way to Track and Field
With the age of six, I started with track and field. My first club was the "Turnerschaft 1860 e.V. Großauheim" in my Hometown. During my first years I learned the basics of track and field. Afterwards I had to look for a club with better conditions and were I could train more than two times per week. I found this in the next big city, Hanau, and joined the club "TG Hanau".
With 11 years I made a big step and went to a special school in Erfurt which is specialized in sport. Erfurt is 250km away from my hometown and I did this step alone, without my parents. This school allows the combination of school an sport, so it was possible for me to do both at the same time. I had to sleep in a boarding school and saw my parents only at the weekend. Especially at the beginning it was hard time for me and my parents. I didn't knew what homesickness is before that time, but in the first years I had it a lot. But it was also a time I never want to miss. It characterized me and showed me that I can achieve what I want if I work hard.
The first years I trained the multi events, what is typical in Germany for the juniors. With 15 years I came to sprint coach Gerhard Jäger, who is also my actual coach. Finally I could do what love: sprinting, sprinting, sprinting! I stayed in this trainings group until I finished my school. In these times I earned my first successes. I won the German U20 Championships and also the European U20 Championship in 100m and the 4x100m relay.
Die sportliche Karriere
After I finished my school I was looking for a new challenge and I found it by one of the best track and field clubs in Germany, TV Wattenscheid 01. Unfortunately I had a lot of injuries during my first two years and so couldn't get the results I wanted.
In 2009 I decided to go back to Erfurt and my former coach Gerhard Jäger. The first years back in Erfurt I had to fight again with injuries. Since 2012 I could train without bigger problems which I got rewarded with three German records (60m, 100m and 4x100m).
Studium Internationales Management
Parallel to my sport also wanted to prepare my professional future. Directly after school I started to study "Internationales Management" in Ansbach. , which I finished in Summer 2015 with the degree "Bachelor of Arts in International Management.