#7 Anne Patzwald

#7 Anne Patzwald


Anne impresses teammates as well as opponents with her fighting spirit. Therefore she evolved to an important factor at the Baskets gameplay already last year. The winner of the paralympic silver medal in Rio is not only active on court for the BG Baskets. Off court she works part-time for the BG Klinikum as an occupational therapist.

In the Baskets-flat she is already well known as the good soul. Everytime her colleagues run out of drinks they would know where to knock. From coffee to soft drinks: Anne would have it in stock. Teams captain Kai is alleged to come by most frequently. While leasure time Anne loves the challange. She swims through lakes, jumps out of airplanes or visits the climbing park by wheelchair.

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The successful ARD TV documentary "VIERZEHNEINHALB - Basketball on Wheels" is now available on DVD! Enjoy the journey of Anne Patzwald, Mareike Miller and Kai Möller with the national team to the world cup 2018 in Hamburg again at home. The documentary is subtitled in English completely! ORDER HERE All you need to do is inboxing us on sw@close-distance.de. Use the subject "DVD Vierzehneinhalb" and text us your full name and your shipping address. The costs for the DVD are...


On August 10, 2018, our 43-minute TV documentary "VIERZEHNEINHALB - Basketball on Wheels" was shown in a special broadcast of the ARD Sportschau. Despite a short-term change in broadcasting time, nearly 900,000 spectators watched the experiences of Anne Patzwald, Mareike Miller and Kai Möller en route to the  Wheelchair Basketball Worldchamionships. More information about the program can be found here ...

10 // Chances

It's "double or nothing" for Asael, Karlis and the BG Baskets. After some ups and downs during the season the team can now wrap up the playoffs with a winner in the last game of the regular season. But unfortunately its cup winner and champion of last year RSV Lahn-Dill they have to play against.


The Baskets couldn't be without the Front Office of the HSV. Logiscitcs, marketing, but also barbecue and other services - the team behind takes care of it. Team manager David Schulze is in charge of everything. He does his job with passion, but he has still one wish for the sport...


After the match the real work for Anne and the other players starts. The fans want autographs. And they get it. VIERZEHNEINHALB queued up in the row and got one for itself.


Besides her job as professional basketball player Anne works as occupational therapist at the BG Hospital Hamburg. On the field and in the hospital she fulfills many rolls, which cost a lot of energy. But Anne loves what she does.


Four crucial ruptures nearly finished Mareike's basketball career very early. But when she startet in the wheelchair with 18, she took a new heart. She learned how to handle her "sports equipment" and looks back to a triumphantly career already. There is a new great aim right ahead...


It's a tense mood in the team after the first defeat. Everybody knew, that the season wouln't be easy going at all times. The home game against the Rhine River Rhinos from Wiesbaden is a major challange for the Baskets so far. Captain Kai and his team have to deal the first crisis. Unfortunately play maker Ali is injured and his appearence on the court is incertain.


Not only the opponents on the court challange the BG Baskets. Also living next-door to one another is a major part, which demands well cooperation. The team has to grow together for success.


The BG Baskets go on their longest trip directely for the season opener. The whole team travels to Munich by train. From the station the team goes straight into the gym to meet their opponent - the 'Iguanas'. Captain Kai Möller motivates his team and knows, 'now it's hot!' A victory could be celebrated at the world famous Oktoberfest.


Six new signings gain the BG Baskets in this season. A lot to do for head coach Holger Glinicki in the short pre-season. How will he manage to bind the six men and two women together as a team? The athletes arrive in Hamburg one after another and move into the Baskets' flat. Each of them got his or her unique story.  Young talent Asael is from Israel. Hamburg is his first stop abroad. The new beginning is on.


Pretty insane. When she was a teenager, Anne would love to do bungee jumping. But than "something" happend. Because of her handicap the bungee jump was too dangerous. But Anne is not a kind of women who easily quit her dreams. That's how the idea was born to leave out the rope and going to greater heights.