Christopher Wesley | National field hockey player
Born on June 23 1987 in Nuremberg.
Since 2002, Wesley has been active in the youth teams of the DHB.
In 2003, he won the title at the U16 European Championship in Barcelona.
On August 18, 2005, he made his debut in the German national field hockey team. But it wasn't until the European Championship in 2009 that the forward was part of the squad at an international championship; after finishing second in 2009, he was also part of the German team two years later at the European Field Hockey Championship in Mönchengladbach, this time winning the title. The following year, Wesley received the gold medal with the German team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. In 2015, he was first runner-up in the European Championships with the national team. At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, he won the bronze medal.
The THORWART JESKA FOUNDATION supported Christopher Wesley with a scholarship. Today, he is also foundation representative for Youth & Sports.
International participations and successes
First youth international match 23.7.2002 FRA-GER 3:3 Amiens
2003 4 Nations Easter Tournament in Berlin
2003 1st place 2nd U16 European Championship in Barcelona
2004 4-Nations-Easter-Tournament U18 Eindhoven(NDL)
2005 4-Nations-Easter-Tournament U18 Terrassa
2005 5th place 3rd U18 European Championship in Gniezno (POL)
First senior international match 18.08.2005 GER-FRA 2:2 in Mannheim (Germany)
2008 3rd place 14th European Championship U21 San Sebastian (Sp.)
2008 1st place Hamburg Masters
2009 2nd place Hamburg Masters
2009 2nd place 12th European Championship Amstelveen (NED)
2009 2nd place 31st Champions Trophy Melbourne (AUS)
2011 1st place 13th European Champions Trophy Mönchengladbach (Germany)
2011 5th place 33rd Champions Trophy Auckland (NZL)
2012 1st place Olympic Games London
2013 1st place 14th European Championship Boom (BEL)
2014 7th place World League Final Tournament New Delhi (IND)
2014 6th place 13th World Championship The Hague (NL)
2014 1st place 35th Champions Trophy Bhubaneswar (IND)
2015 2nd place 15th European Championship London (ENG)
2016 3rd place Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro (BRA)