BornMarch 21, 1971 (age 44) (1971-03-21) Apolda, East Germany
Andrea eskau a para biathlete
Andrea Eskau (born March 21, 1971) is a German handbiker, Paralympic biathlon and cross country skier who was born in Apolda and was a winner of 3 gold medals in Summer Paralympic games. In 2014, she became a recipient of another gold medal at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. In 2013, she was a cross-country sit skiing winner at the IPC Nordic Skiing World Championship.
She became a paraplegic in 1998 when she crashed her bike on the way to school. The accident resulted in many vertebra being broken, this left her without the use of her legs and therefore a wheelchair user.