Heidi Kirste (b. 1967) is a member of the German national Wheelchair basketball team. She appeared in a insert in the Sesamstrasse episode 2267, where her two sons talked about their mother and how she are able to play basketball dispite her disability.
She is recognized world wide as a expert in wheelchair basket. She has participated in the Paralymics from 1984 to 2004, she was selected to carry the flag in 2004, were she retired as a active player. She has won the world championship in 1986, one gold medal at the Paralymics in 1984 and a silver medal at the Paralymics in 1988.