Jen & Jasmin and family thinking of you all today..
The CNVLD were saddened to hear the news about Manfred Kohl, who passed away on Friday 9 September, 2011. Manfred Kohl played an important role in the development of Volleyball for the Disabled in Cambodia in the early years of its development, including an in-country tenure coaching the Cambodian National Team and taking the Cambodian team to its first ever No 4 position at the 2001 Slovakian WOVD Volleyball World Cup. Highly respected within the international disability sports world, Manfred’s sporting career embraced a wide gamut of activities, which included being a member of the German National Volleyball team (Current No 1 in the World), Coaching Advisor to Cambodia (2001), and working in international volleyball development within the World Organization of Volleyball for the Disabled (WOVD). The CNVLD athletes convey their condolences to the family of Manfred Kohl. All of us here held Manfred in the highest regard with great respect for his excellent work within the International Disability Sports and Rehabilitation Sector. The Cambodian National Volleyball team is now ranked No 2 in the World. Rest in peace. http://www.standupcambodia.net/headline-news/145-vale-manfred-kohl.html
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has expressed its condolences to the family of Manfred Kohl who passed away on 9 September after losing his battle with cancer. Kohl, a four-time Paralympic gold medallist (1988–2000) for the German Standing Volleyball team, was one of the most successful Paralympians ever in a team sport. He also served the Paralympic Movement in several ways. He was an elected athlete representative, first at national level as chairman of the Athletes Committee of NPC Germany (1986 – 1994) and later at the international level as member of the IPC Athletes Committee (1992-2000). In his capacity as Chairman of IPC Athletes Committee he also served as a member of the IPC Executive Committee (1997 – 1998). Sir Philip Craven, IPC President, said: “I would like to pass on the most sincere condolences from my wife, Jocelyne, myself and the whole Paralympic family to one of our movement’s greatest champions in the broadest of senses.” In 2001, as a licensed volleyball coach, Kohl acted as a coaching advisor for the development of the Standing Volleyball programme of NPC Cambodia, financed by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Culture & Education. On the professional level, he worked as the Programme Manager for Athlete Classification for the Sydney Paralympic Organizing Committee (SPOC): (1999 – 2000) and as Section Manager of NPC Relations & Services for the Athens Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (2002 – 2004). He leaves behind his wife, Jennifer, and his daughter, Jasmin. http://www.paralympic.org/Media_Centre/News/General_News/2011_09_15_d.html