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GUSTAFSON Martha
Sport Para athletics, Para swimming
NPC Canada   
GenderWomen
Age68
Place of BirthTampico, MEX
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F52
Further Personal Information
Other names
Martha Sandoval Moya
Residence
Toronto, ON, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
She enjoys meeting people through sport and being active. She favours athletics because it is a summer sport.
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be calm and patient." (cruisers-sports.com, 18 Nov 2010)
Other sports
She has competed in wheelchair curling for the Peterborough Curling Club in Ontario, Canada. She has also participated in both wheelchair rugby and swimming at an elite level. (curling.ca, 20 Mar 2015; tangledarts.org, 26 Feb 2015)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio contracted at seven months old. (ckwstv.com, 31 May 2013)
Other information
THEATRE PERFORMANCE
In August 2015 she took part in a interview-based theatre work named 'Push!' with five fellow para-athletes. The production, as part of the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada, told the history of para-sport competition from 1944 to the present day, joining together six of the athletes' individual journeys in para-sport. (tangledarts.org, 15 Aug 2015)

DUAL NATIONALITY
She has represented both Canada and Mexico in para-athletics at international level. (tangledarts.org, 26 Feb 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
1 1984 100m 1A 27.83
1 1984 200m 1A 1:01.8
1 1984 400m 1A 2:02.96
1 1984 800m 1A 4:15.08
1 1984 Discus Throw 1B 10.10
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 2011 Shot Put F52/53 3.45
4 2011 Discus Throw F51-53 9.56
8 2013 Discus Throw F51/52/53 9.56
5 2013 Shot Put F52/53 3.79
Paralympic Games - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
2 1984 25m Backstroke 1B 32.68
1 1984 25m Freestyle 1B 31.58