Kitesurfer Leonie Meyer is “Sport Scholarship Holder of the Year” 2021. The 28-year-old from Kiel won EM silver in the mixed team last year and is about to take her second state examination in her studies in human medicine.
In the online vote initiated by Deutsche Bank and Deutsche Sporthilfe, Meyer, who became a mother for the first time in May of this year, sat down against national hockey player Hannah Gablac, Katharina Lang (wheelchair basketball), Deborah Levi (bobsleigh) and Andreas Bechmann (Decathlon) through.
On Thursday evening, Leonie Meyer was honored by Karl von Rohr, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank, and Thomas Berlemann, Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche Sporthilfe, at the award ceremony, which was broadcast live from Deutsche Bank’s Frankfurt headquarters. Meyer was connected to the event live from the European Kitesurfing Championship in Montpellier.
Karl von Rohr said at the award ceremony:
“The past few months have also been very challenging for top-class sport. The five finalists have mastered the corona situation excellently. They are real role models for our society – like all of the 300 or so top athletes we support with the Deutsche Bank Sports Scholarship. Top athletes are usually not big earners and have to build their professional future parallel to sport. We support this with the Deutsche Bank Sports Scholarship. “