What an intoxicating ball night at the 13th SemperOpernball in Dresden!! As a born athlete of the city I’m proud that the acting mayor Dirk Hilbert did present the St. Georgs Orden to me.

I’m extraordinarily thankful for the emotional laudatory speech of javelin World Champion Johannes Vetter and the honor to achieve such a fantastic award in front of thousends of people!!

Picture: SemperOpernball/Toni Kretschmer

This year Santa Claus is bringing a really special gift!! It’s a honor for me to receive the St.Georgs Orden in January at the SemperOpernball in Dresden. ?? The acting mayor Dirk Hilbert and javelin World Champion Johannes Vetter will hand it over to me!! ?

As a highlight the decoration will take place at the Theater Square in front of over 15.000 people. ?? Thereby the award is becoming a celebration to the city because beside of German soccer star Miroslav Klose for the first time a born athlete of the city is getting honored. ?That makes me very proud and I’m very thankful!!

What a successful evening!! ? After getting awarded for the second best Paralympic Athlete Of The Year I finally got the chance to thank personally all people who were supporting me unconditionally during the last season!! ?A special honor for me has also been the common dinner with our former German Federal President Joachim Gauck and his charming partner Daniela Schadt!!