Birgit Kober has consistently improved since the 2012 Paralympics by competing as a wheelchair athlete throwing F34. At the 2012 Paralympics she dominated shot put with a new world record of 10.25m (33’62”), and another in javelin throwing 25.99m (85’25”), winning two gold medals for Germany.
On May 15, 2013 Birgit threw at the IWAS Athletics Series in Groningen. While there she broke her shot put record with a throw of 10.40m (34’12”). At IWAS she won in shot put, discus, and javelin categories.
After suffering treatment failure in 2007 leading to ataxia, Kober has overcome great obstacles and continues to represent her country with great pride and perseverance. While not on the track, an always-smiling Kober enjoys her feline friends. But even they can’t distract her from her ambitions to continually dominat.