Portraits: portrait-5

Germany, Leverkusen, 12th of August 2014: German amputee long jumper Markus Rehm (25) during training at the training facility of his club TSV Bayer Leverkusen. Rehm’s right leg was amputated after a boating accident when he was 14. He qualified for the European Athletics Championships that will take place in mid-August but recently learned that his national federation would not place him on its roster because officials deemed his prosthetic leg advantageous.

Germany, Leverkusen, 12th of August 2014: German amputee long jumper Markus Rehm (25) during training at the training facility of his club TSV Bayer Leverkusen. Rehm’s right leg was amputated after a boating accident when he was 14. He qualified for the European Athletics Championships that will take place in mid-August but recently learned that his national federation would not place him on its roster because officials deemed his prosthetic leg advantageous.