Para Athletics in Numbers: Martina Caironi

What do you know about the world and Paralympic champion from Italy? 19 Apr 2018
Athlete showing the Italian flag

Martina Caironi celebrates her win in the women's 100m T42 at the Rio 2016 Games

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Here are the numbers behind the talented Italian, who won 100m and long jump T42 at the London 2017 World Championships…

13 major championship medals won – including two Paralympic, five world and two European golds. Caironi’s first major event was the Paralympic Games in 2012, five years after losing her leg in a motorcycle accident.

4.72m – The long jump personal best set by Caironi at the London 2017 World Championships, where she won gold nearly one metre clear of the field.

1 – number of music videos made – Caironi features in the newly released video called ‘Change’ by Italian reggae group Earth Beat Movement. Watch it here!

8 – The number of times Caironi broke the 100m T42 world record (officially ratified by the IPC). Caironi now competes in the T63 class.

5 - The number of languages Caironi speaks – including Italian, English, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish. She studied linguistics at University in Bologna.

14.61 seconds – Caironi’s world record mark over 100m, set at the Doha 2015 World Championships.

2010 – The year she took up Para athletics.

3 – the number of alarm clocks the 28-year-old has been known to set in the morning to wake up!