Kim Klüver Christiansen

KIM KLÜVER CHRISTIANSEN

Handbike
Kim Klüver Christiansen
"Hand-biking helped me find a way out of my crisis after my traffic accident. It allowed me to set goals - a reason to fight for something"
#TeamSunrise

NEW PURPOSE IN LIFE

A wheelchair basketball team mate convinced me to buy this used hand bike. From there, I was instantly hooked on the sport, it was a natural substitute for marathon running as I love the speed of racing. Hand-biking gave me a new purpose in life. Hand-biking helped me find a way out of my crisis after my traffic accident. It allowed me to set goals - a reason to fight for something. In 2010, after having worked for 3 years as an auditor, I was introduced to professional handcycling after which I quit my job, dedicating myself 100% to the sport.

#TeamSunrise

100% FOCUS

In 2003, when I was 22 years old, I had a motorbike accident, in which I damaged my spinal cord and became paralyzed in the legs. After rehabilitation I finished my university studies, a masters degree in Law and Economics and worked 3 years as an auditor. In 2010 I put my business career on hold to focus 100% on handbike sport and I joined Team Sunrise two years later.

When the race calendar allows it I give lectures in schools, in which I tell the story about my traffic accident and my struggle to “come back to life” as well as visiting Danish rehability centers for spinal cord injured, where I try to inspire the newly injured with my story and accomplishments – and perhaps recruit new handbikers to our community.

"My passion is to set goals, fight for them and reach them. Always trying to make it better and optimizing every detail in the process."
My sports wheelchair
"My Shark RS is not only really sturdy with its rigid frame, it's extremely lightweight too."
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My everyday wheelchair
"Rigid, lightweight and it's such a nice design, the QUICKIE Krypton R is my everyday wheelchair of choice."

ROAD TO
GLORY

2019
Danish Championship

Silver

2018
Danish Championship

Silver

2016
World Championships
4th Place
2016
Paralympic Games (Rio)
Time Trial - 4th Place
Cycling Road - 8th Place
2015
Danish Champion
2015
Hamburg Marathon
1st Place
2014
Danish Champion
2013
World Championships
8th Place
2012
Danish Champion
2011
Danish Champion