Mathias Mester: World Champion

He's small in stature, but in sports, way ahead. Mathias Mester was and is successful in the discus, shot put and javelin. In the javelin, he is the current world champion.

Even as a child Mester was an avid athlete. He did not think that as a midget would become such a "big" and successful athlete.

Born in 1986, Mathias Mester, had only football on mind until he neared his 18th birthday. From an early age he has played and kicked with normal-sized children. He realised, of course, that he could be as competitive as he wished at 1,42m (4' 7¾"). "I had to make a lot more steps than others, with duels I had my problems, not to mention to play the ball with the head."

He could not compensate for these shortcomings  perfect technique or superiort decision making - it is quite different in disabled sports: He can do as he wants, and his athletic career has become very competitive. He has broken many world and has become one of the most popular disabled athletes in Germany–for many, Mathias is a model of a big spirit with a small stature.

Mathias Mester - Small, but the "biggest" in sports (German Interview)