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Matthildur Thorsteinsdottir

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T37, F37

Further personal information

Residence
Reykjavík, ISL
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Icelandic

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 2011.
Why this sport?
She went to an event aimed at encouraging people with an impairment to take up athletics.
Club / Team
IFR: Reykjavík, ISL
Name of coach
Kari Jonsson, ISL

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Iceland
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Tunisia

General interest

Hero / Idol
Icelandic para-swimmer Kristin Ros Hakonardottir. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2012 Sportswoman of the Year by the Icelandic Sports Association for the Disabled [ISAPD]. (mbl.is, 05 Dec 2012)
Other sports
She has competed in para-swimming in the S7 class. (isi.is, 28 Dec 2012)
Ambitions
To win a Paralympic gold medal. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F37/38 Final Round 2012-08-31 8
Women's 100 m T37 Heat 1 2012-09-02 8
Women's 200 m T37 Heat 1 2012-09-05 6
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T37 Semifinal 1 2013-07-21 10
Women's 100 m T37 Semifinal 2 2013-07-23 15
Women's Long Jump T37/38 Final 1 2013-07-26 7
Women's 400 m T37 Final 1 2013-07-27 5