Marta Casado Palacio
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
Why this sport?
She did rhythmic gymnastics prior to the amputation of her leg. After recovering from the amputation, she looked for a sport that was at the Paralympic Games, and chose Para athletics. "If I hadn't lost my leg I would never have made it to the Olympic Games as gymnastics was more of a hobby. Athletics is much more serious, so sometimes bad things can lead to positive outcomes."
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No matter how bad things go, they don't last forever." (cadenaser.com, 24 Apr 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she was a recipient of the Social Value Award from the Institute of Studies of Berzio, Spain. (diariodeleon.es, 25 Nov 2017)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (cadenaser.com, 24 Apr 2019)
At age 14 she was diagnosed with bone cancer in her left leg. After successful treatment she continued experiencing severe pain, which led to the amputation of her leg in 2016. (cadenaser.com, 24 Apr 2019; diariodeleon.es, 04 Aug 2017; elbierzodigital.com, 29 Aug 2017; YouTube channel, 05 Aug 2020)