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Dirk Passiwan

"Try to work hard everyday and never rest until you reach your goals."

Player and trainer

Player and trainer

I started playing wheelchair basketball in 1990 and can look back to three Paralympic Games (2008, 2012 and 2016). I'm a family guy in my freetime and an office clerk for 30 hours a week, and I still hold up a deep passion for wheelchair basketball. I aim to play it on a professional level for a few more years and I already train the local team Doneck Dolphins in Trier, Germany.

I grew up with a wheelchair

I grew up with a wheelchair

My dad sits in a wheelchair since he is a kid so I grew up with it and I sat more in a wheelchair than I rode a bike. I started playing wheelchair basketball at the age of 14 (1990) as a non-disabled player.

In 2000 I got a lot of problems with my knees so from this time I was allowed to play international wheelchair basketball for Germany.


Dirk Passiwan's Road To Glory


All Star Team EM


Paralympic Games (Rio)


European Championship (Great Britain)

Bronze Medal


Andre Vergauwen Cup



Paralympics Games (London)


European Championship (Israel)

Silver medal



Paralympic Games (Beijing)

5th place

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