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Edith Wolf

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Family
Husband Mark, daughter Elin
Other names
Edith Wolf-Hunkeler
Residence
Dagmersellen, SUI
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 23.

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
Switzerland
Location
Birmingham

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her husband Mark. (Athlete, 16 Aug 2010)
Injuries
She injured her right leg in a crash during the marathon at the 2006 World Championship in Assen, Netherlands. She spent one year recovering from the injury. (Athlete, 16 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do not dream your life, live your dreams." (swissparalympic.ch, 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In March 2015 she retired from para-athletics due to health problems. "The sport means a lot to me but health is the basis for my life. So I have now decided to step back from competitive sports." (paralympic.org, 19 Mar 2015)

ILLNESS
In 2014 she had inflammation of the sinuses, which caused her pain in her cheeks and forehead. (edith.ch, 30 Apr 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Marathon T54 Final Round 1
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 2 4
Women's 400 m T54 Final Round 4
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 1 2
Women's 800 m T54 Final Round 4
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 3
Women's 1500 m T54 Final Round 3
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T54 Final Round 3
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 3 1
Women's 400 m T54 Final Round 3
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 3 2
Women's 800 m T54 Final Round 1
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 1
Women's 1500 m T54 Final Round 1
Women's 5000 m T54 Final Round 1
Women's Marathon T54 Final Round 9999
Women's 200 m T54 Heat 1 2
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Marathon T54 Final Round 4
Women's 5000 m T54 Final Round 2
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 2 4
Women's 800 m T54 Final Round 4
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 3
Women's 1500 m T54 Final Round 2
Women's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 800 m T55 Heat 2 1
Women's 800 m T55 Final Round 3
Women's 1500 m T55 Final Round 3
Women's 5000 m T55 Final Round 3
Women's Marathon T55 Final Round 2
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 2 1
Women's 800 m T54 Final Round 4
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 2
Women's 1500 m T54 Final Round 1
Women's 5000 m T54 Final Round 5
Women's Marathon T54 Final Round 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2012-08-31 1
Women's 5000 m T54 Final Round 2012-09-02 1
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 2 2012-09-03 3
Women's 400 m T54 Final Round 2012-09-03 3
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 3 2012-09-04 1
Women's 800 m T54 Final Round 2012-09-05 2
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 2012-09-06 2
Women's 1500 m T54 Final Round 2012-09-07 2
Women's Marathon T54 Final Round 2012-09-09 9999
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 5000 m T54 Semifinal 2 2013-07-20 2
Women's 5000 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-21 3
Women's 800 m T54 Semifinal 1 2013-07-22 3
Women's 800 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-23 3
Women's 1500 m T54 Semifinal 1 2013-07-24 6
Women's 1500 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-25 2
Women's 400 m T54 Semifinal 2 2013-07-26 2
Women's 400 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-27 4
Women's Marathon T54 Final 1 2013-07-28 3