SUTER ERATH Karin

24 Nov 1970
50
Female
WH1
WETTINGEN
 
Switzerland

Events and Medals

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Yoyogi National Stadium Court 2
SUI
SUTER ERATH KSUTER ERATH Karin
 Sport Class: WH1
2
GER
RONGEN ERONGEN Elke
 Sport Class: WH1
0
Finished
Yoyogi National Stadium Court 2
SUI
MATHEZ Cynthia / SUTER ERATH Karin
2
GER
KNOBLAUCH Valeska / RONGEN Elke
0
Finished
Yoyogi National Stadium Court 2
GER
KNOBLAUCH VKNOBLAUCH Valeska
 Sport Class: WH1
0
SUI
SUTER ERATH KSUTER ERATH Karin
 Sport Class: WH1
2
Finished
Yoyogi National Stadium Court 4
CHN
LIU Yutong / YIN Menglu
2
SUI
MATHEZ Cynthia / SUTER ERATH Karin
0
Finished
Yoyogi National Stadium Court 2
SUI
SUTER ERATH KSUTER ERATH Karin
 Sport Class: WH1
0
JPN
SATOMI SSATOMI Sarina
 Sport Class: WH1
2
Finished
Yoyogi National Stadium Court 4
SUI
MATHEZ Cynthia / SUTER ERATH Karin
0
CHN
LIU Yutong / YIN Menglu
2
Finished
Yoyogi National Stadium Court 4
THA
POOKKHAM Sujirat / WETWITHAN Amnouy
2
SUI
MATHEZ Cynthia / SUTER ERATH Karin
0
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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BADMINTON
RankEventYearLocation
World Championships
1Singles WH12013Dortmund, GER
1Women's WH3 Doubles W2011Guatemala City, GUA
2Doubles WH2013Dortmund, GER
2Women's WH1-WH2 Singles2011Guatemala City, GUA
3Singles WH12019Basel, SUI
3Singles WH12015Stoke Mandeville, GBR
3Mixed WH1 Doubles X2013Dortmund, GER
3Doubles WH2011Guatemala City, GUA
5Doubles WH2019Basel, SUI
5Singles WH12017Ulsan, KOR
5Doubles WH2017Ulsan, KOR
5Doubles WH2017Ulsan, KOR
5Doubles WH2015Stoke Mandeville, GBR
9Doubles WH2019Basel, SUI
9Doubles WH2015Stoke Mandeville, GBR
European Championships
1Doubles WH2018Rodez, FRA
1Singles WH12016Beek, Bergh, Gld, NED
1Doubles WH2016Beek, Bergh, Gld, NED
1Doubles WH2016Beek, Bergh, Gld, NED
2Singles WH12018Rodez, FRA
5Doubles WH2018Rodez, FRA

WHEELCHAIR TENNIS
RankEventYearLocation
Paralympic Games
3Doubles2004Athens, GRE
17Singles2008Beijing, CHN
17Singles2004Athens, GRE
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Sports Teacher
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Physical Education - University of Basel, Switzerland
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German
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She played able-bodied handball at elite level for teams in Switzerland and Spain prior to her accident. She won a bronze medal in wheelchair tennis women's doubles at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 May 2020; paralympic.org, 18 Sep 2019)
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Having competed in wheelchair tennis at the Paralympic Games in 2004 and 2008 she was approached to start Para badminton ahead of the 2010 European Championships in Switzerland. She had previously played Para badminton shortly after her accident. "The sport had become bigger, better and more organised. And then in 2014 there was the decision that it would be included in the Paralympics programme. I decided that I wanted to go for that one, one more time." (paralympic.org, 18 Sep 2019)
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To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 18 Sep 2019)
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She trains six sessions a week. (srf.ch, 17 Aug 2019)
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She was named Basel Sportswoman of the Year in Switzerland in 2008, 2015 and 2019. (bzbasel.ch, 20 Jan 2020)

In 2016 she was named Badminton World Federation [BWF] Female Para Badminton Player of the Year. (paralympic.org, 31 Dec 2016)

In 2014 she was named Badminton Europe Confederation [BEC] Para Badminton Player of the Year. (karin-suter-erath.ch, 01 Jan 2020)

General Interest

Classification
WH1 (BWF, 20 Apr 2020)

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries (paralympic.org, 18 Sep 2019)

Origin of Impairment
Acquired (paralympic.org, 18 Sep 2019)

Impairment Details
Her impairment is the result of an accident in 1997. (paralympic.org, 18 Sep 2019)

General
SPORTING CHOICE
She tried many sports after her 1997 accident. "I tried out different wheelchair sports in rehabilitation. I love basketball, tennis, anything with balls. I liked badminton even then, but the structure was not that good. It wasn't in the Paralympics and there were not many tournaments. Tennis was much more organised plus my husband, whom I met in 1998, already played wheelchair tennis. I started to do both and then I decided to switch to only tennis." (paralympic.org, 18 Sep 2019)

OCCUPATION
She works for Wheelchair Sports Switzerland [Rollstuhlsport Schweiz] training wheelchair sports trainers. She combines this part-time role with her sporting career. "Thanks to the annual working hours, I can be flexible. I usually work more towards the end of the year when there are no more competitions." (derbind.ch, 02 Apr 2020)

Legend
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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