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Maria Seifert

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T37

Further personal information

Residence
Erfurt, GER
Languages
German, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2002.
Why this sport?
She was good at athletics and enjoyed it.
Club / Team
HSC Erfurt: Germany
Name of coach
Willi Gernemann [national], GER

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Germany
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Beijing, CHN

General interest

Nicknames
Mausie (Athlete, 02 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career
Coach Marion Peters, German biathlete Magdalena Neuner. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2011)
Hero / Idol
German javelin thrower Steffi Nerius. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do your best." (Athlete, 10 Feb 2011)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2012 Sportswoman with an Impairment of the Year by the Thuringian Sports Foundation in Germany. (thueringersporthilfe.de, 03 Jul 2013)

In 2008 she was presented with the Silberne Lorbeerblatt [Silver Laurel Bay Leaf] Award. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2011)
Impairment
She was born prematurely and contracted hemiparesis, which left her with muscle weakness on the right side of her body. (Athlete, 02 Aug 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T37 Heat 1 2
Women's 100 m T37 Final Round 3
Women's 200 m T37 Heat 2 2
Women's 200 m T37 Final Round 3
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T37 Heat 1 2011-01-22 1
Women's 200 m T37 Final 2011-01-23 7
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final 2011-01-24 4
Women's 100 m T37 Heat 2 2011-01-25 1
Women's 100 m T37 Final 2011-01-26 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T37 Final Round 2012-09-02 4
Women's 100 m T37 Heat 2 2012-09-02 1
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final Round 2012-09-04 9999
Women's 200 m T37 Final Round 2012-09-05 3
Women's 200 m T37 Heat 1 2012-09-05 1
Women's 400 m T37 Heat 2 2012-09-06 9999
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T37 Semifinal 2 2013-07-21 8
Women's 200 m T37 Final 1 2013-07-22 6
Women's 100 m T37 Semifinal 2 2013-07-23 2
Women's 100 m T37 Final 1 2013-07-24 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T37 Final 1 2015-10-22 6
Women's 100 m T37 Heat 2 2015-10-22 7
Women's 200 m T37 Heat 1 2015-10-29 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T37 Heat 2 2016-09-08 3
Women's 100 m T37 Final Round 2016-09-09 6
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final Round 2016-09-15 4