Para athletics in numbers: Leilia Adzhametova12.07.2018
Paralympic and world champion in search of her first European title in Berlin
With a hat trick of golds in her trophy cabinet after last year’s World Championships in London, she will be favourite to top the podium.
Here are the stats behind the visually impaired sprinter:
24 - Born in March 1994, Adzhametova comes from Kharkiv in Ukraine.
13 – She competes in the T13 class for visually impaired athletes.
2016 – A breakthrough year for Adzhametova, who first made her mark at the Nottwil Grand Prix in 2016 when she beat South Africa’s world champion Ilse Hayes on the Swiss track.
11.79 – Adzhametova set the current 100m T13 world record of 11.79 at her first Paralympic Games final in 2016 – she had already broken the previous world record a day earlier in the heats when she ran 11.86.
11 – Adzhametova was 11-years-old when she took up athletics
24.63 – The European record she clocked to win 200m T13 gold at London 2017. The world record is 24.24 seconds and is held by Cuban Omara Durand.
1 – Berlin 2018 will be Adzhametova’s first ever European Championships.