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NAKHUMICA Mary
Sport Para athletics, Para powerlifting, Table Tennis
NPC Kenya   
GenderWomen
Age39
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57
General Interest
Awards and honours
Along with Ireland's Michael McKillop, she was awarded the Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. The award is presented to the athletes who exemplified the best spirit of the Paralympic Games by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC]. (IPC, 2012)

She won the Kenyan Women Special Category Award in 2008, 2009 and 2010. (soyaawards.com, 11 Aug 2011)

She was named Kenyan Paralympic Athletics' Athlete of the Year of 2008. (labatet.com, 20 Sep 2008)
Impairment
She was given a bad malaria vaccination at age five, which resulted in paralysis in her right leg. (yahoo.com, 28 Aug 2012)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She has worked as an assistant sports coach for the Kenyan charity ANDY. The organisation uses sports as a means to raise self-esteem and confidence of people with an impairment. (reuters.com, 28 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
1 1992 Javelin Throw THW7 21.50
2 2000 Javelin Throw F58 23.87
3 2000 Shot Put F57 7.49
10 2004 Shot Put F56-58 8.03 
18 2004 Discus Throw F56-58 17.34 
12 2004 Javelin Throw F56-58 17.68 
2 2008 Javelin Throw F57/58 22.64
15 2012 Discus Throw F57/58 17.53
13 2012 Javelin Throw F57/58 16.86
13 2012 Shot Put F57-58 7.70
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 1994 Shot Put F57 5.89 
5 2002 Shot Put F56-57 7.29
2 2002 Javelin Throw F57/58 21.20
8 2006 Shot Put F58 6.20
9 2006 Discus Throw F58 15.95
5 2006 Javelin Throw F57/58 20.26
11 2011 Shot Put F57-58 7.91
3 2011 Javelin Throw F57/58 20.35
10 2011 Discus Throw F57/58 21.94