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Cheryl Leitner

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Classification
T52, F52

Further personal information

Residence
Toms River, NJ, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Volunteer
Higher education
Gemological Institute of America: Carlsbad, CA, USA

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2009 she received the Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports USA's Spirit of Excellence Award. (wsusa.org, 04 Mar 2010)
Impairment
A spinal cord injury at birth resulted in quadriplegia. (youdontknowjersey.com, 04 Sep 2012)
Other information
ROBBERY
While competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, her home in Toms River, NJ, United States was broken into. Money, jewellery and mementoes from her experiences at the 2000 and 2008 Paralympic Games were among the objects which were stolen. She appeared on US chat show Anderson Live. Unknown to her, the show had organised, with support from the US Paralympic Committee, to have all of the stolen items replaced. This included the watch she received at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (andersoncooper.com, 24 Sep 2012)

GAP YEARS
After taking a break from athletics following the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, she made a comeback to the sport in 2007. (US Paralympics, 04 Mar 2010)

VOLUNTEER
She volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, which helps build housing for those in poverty. (youdontknowjersey.com, 04 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T53 Final Round 3
Women's 200 m T53 Final Round 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T52 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m T52 Final Round 7
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 800 m T52 Heat 2 4
Women's 400 m T52 Heat 1 6
Women's 200 m T52 Heat 2 5
Women's 100 m T52 Final Round 6
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T52 Final 2011-01-22 4
Women's 200 m T52 Final 2011-01-24 4
Women's 400 m T52 Final 2011-01-26 9999
Women's 800 m T52 Final 2011-01-28 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T52 Final Round 2012-09-01 7
Women's 100 m T52 Final Round 2012-09-05 5