After your serious accident, the two-time Olympic champion turns in the track Cycling Kristina Vogel new topics: the coming election for the city Council in Erfurt-bird occurs for the CDU. The 28-Year-old was nominated on Friday by the Christian Democrats in second place of the local CDU in the list, as the County Chairman of Marion Walsmann confirmed. The Thuringian municipal elections will take place on 26. The end of may.

bird was found in June while Training on the concrete track in Cottbus, Germany with another driver at high speed together and seriously injured. Since then, she’s paralyzed from the seventh thoracic vertebra downward and sits in a wheelchair.


“I got to know Kristina personally, as a Federal police officer, but also in the election campaign, at the front door. As committed in Erfurt, she has discussed about local political issues. That impressed me. We are so happy, and Kristina is happy,” said CDU district Chairman Walsmann. Previously, the “Thüringer Allgemeine reported” bird’s nomination.

In December, bird was awarded in the Berlin Velodrom Germany’s cyclist of the year. In an Interview with the French sports newspaper “L’équipe” she said at the time, first of all, no career in para-sport to pursue: “to be at the Paralympic games competitive, it would take years. Because I don’t want to be Second, I want to win.” Just before Christmas she had the accident hospital in Berlin-Marzahn finally leave.

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