Steffens awarded prize for equality by German Olympic Committee

11 October 2017
Bremen (GER)
The award is given to female role models in sport in Germany.

Sabrina Steffens, 38, was one of two persons awarded with the German Olympic Sports Federation’s Equality Prize in 2017 for her international archery judging and contributions to the sport.

The other recipient was 57-year-old Jujutsu coach Annemarie Besold.

“I’m very proud and honoured,” said Steffens. “I’m happy that the kind of work is also seen and recognised in society and that by doing what I like best, I can also be a role model for others.”

Steffens is responsible for technical official education in Germany and the national rulebook. She is an executive board member of World Archery Europe and an active international judge, as well as an ad-hoc member of the World Archery Judges Committee.

This Equality Prize, now in its 10th year, is awarded each year to individuals in Germany for outstanding achievements in a field of action which is still dominated by men.

World Archery expanded its Gender Equity Committee at its Congress in Copenhagen in 2015 to further its commitment to archery as a sport for all.