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Mary Nakhumicha Zakayo

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57

General interest

Awards and honours
Along with Ireland's Michael McKillop, she was awarded the Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. The award is presented to the athletes who exemplified the best spirit of the Paralympic Games by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC]. (IPC, 2012)

She won the Kenyan Women Special Category Award in 2008, 2009 and 2010. (soyaawards.com, 11 Aug 2011)

She was named Kenyan Paralympic Athletics' Athlete of the Year of 2008. (labatet.com, 20 Sep 2008)
Impairment
She was given a bad malaria vaccination at age five, which resulted in paralysis in her right leg. (yahoo.com, 28 Aug 2012)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She has worked as an assistant sports coach for the Kenyan charity ANDY. The organisation uses sports as a means to raise self-esteem and confidence of people with an impairment. (reuters.com, 28 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F57/58 Final Round 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F57/58 Final 2011-01-23 11
Women's Javelin F57/58 Final 2011-01-25 3
Women's Discus Throw F57/58 Final 2011-01-29 10
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-04 15
Women's Javelin F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-06 13
Women's Shot Put F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-08 13