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CAIRONI Martina
Sport Para athletics
NPC Italy   
GenderWomen
Age29
Place of BirthAlzano Lombardo, ITA
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T63, F63
Further Personal Information
Residence
Bologna, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Linguistics - University of Bologna: Italy
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2010 in Imola, Italy.
Why this sport?
She discovered she enjoyed training for running and jumping events.
Club / Team
Fiamme Gialle: Rome, ITA
Name of coach
Michele Gionfriddo [national], ITA
General Interest
Nicknames
Marty (Instagram profile, 25 Jun 2018)
Hobbies
Reading, listening to beautiful relaxing music and getting a "crowd bath" at the concerts. (Website profile, 05 Aug 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning medals at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
South African politician Nelson Mandela, US musician Jimi Hendrix, Italian sprinter Pietro Mennea. (paralympic.org, 22 Feb 2015)
Injuries
An ankle problem meant she had to take a break from the long jump after competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (ilgiorno.it, 20 May 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Enjoy your efforts, you will be repaid sooner or later." (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
She was Italy's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (iodonna.it, 2016)

She was named the 2015 Paralympic Athlete of the Year at the Gazzetta dello Sport Awards in Milan, Italy. (comitatoparalimpico.it, 18 Dec 2015)

In May 2015 she was named Athlete of the Month by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC]. (insidethegames.biz, 08 Jun 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (ecodibergamo.it, 21 Apr 2017)
Impairment
In 2007 she was involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted in the amputation of her left leg above the knee. (storiedisport.it, 09 Dec 2012; superabile.it, 16 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
13 2012 Long Jump T42/44 3.50
1 2012 100m T42 15.87
2 2016 Long Jump T42 4.66
1 2016 100m T42 14.97
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 Long Jump T42 4.25
1 2013 100m T42 15.26
2 2015 Long Jump T42 4.59
1 2015 100m T42 14.61
1 2017 100m T42 14.65
1 2017 Long Jump T42 4.72
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 100m T42 15.63
2 2014 Long Jump T42 4.07
2 2016 Long Jump T42-44 4.48
1 2016 100m T42 15.80
1 2018 Long Jump T63 4.91
1 2018 100m T63 14.91