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Theresa Lynne Ferguson

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries

Further personal information

Residence
Erin, ON, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French, German
Higher education
Human Movement Studies - University of Illinois: Champaign, IL, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began in 1986 at age 12 at the Variety Village in Toronto, Ontario.
Why this sport?
"Because of its inclusive nature."
Club / Team
Trier Dolphins: Germany
Name of coach
Bill Johnson [national], CAN

International debut

Year
1991
Competing for
Canada
Location
Stoke Mandeville, ENG

General interest

Nicknames
Ferg ["It is a short form of my last name"]. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Hobbies
Playing with my dog, reading, learning new things. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning Paralympic Games gold. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Hero / Idol
Her mother. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Injuries
She broke ribs in a wheelchair racing crash on day one of the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. Despite the injury, she continued to compete and finished seventh in the 5000m, eighth in the 200m and was part of the wheelchair basketball team that finished fifth. (toronto2015.org, 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If it is to be, it is up to me." (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Awards and honours
She is a four-time recipient of the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association's Female Athlete of the Year award. She has also been given the Young Woman of Distinction Award by the Young Men's Christian Association [YMCA], and the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award. (wheelchairbasketball.ca, 04 Nov 2011)
Other sports
Athletics. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2016)
Impairment
She had spinal surgery at age nine, which resulted in paralysis from the knee down. (wheelchairbasketball.ca, 04 Nov 2011; toronto2015.org, 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Tournament Classification 5-6 101
Women's Tournament Group B 1
Women's Tournament Group B 5
Women's Tournament Group B 6
Women's Tournament Group B 7
Women's Tournament Quarterfinal 302
Women's Tournament Classification 5-8 201
Women's 200 m T54 Heat 1 2
Women's 200 m T54 Final Round 8
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 6
Women's 5000 m T54 Final Round 7
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Tournament Group B 2
Women's Tournament Group B 3
Women's Tournament Semifinal 202
Women's Tournament Final 101
Women's Tournament Group B 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Tournament Group B 1
Women's Tournament Group B 2
Women's Tournament Group B 3
Women's Tournament Quarterfinal 302
Women's Tournament Semifinal 201
Women's Tournament Bronze Medal Match 102
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Tournament Final 101
Women's Tournament Semifinal 202
Women's Tournament Group B 1
Women's Tournament Group B 2
Women's Tournament Group B 3
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T54 Heat 2 3
Women's 200 m T54 Final Round 8
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 3 9999
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 3 4
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 6
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Tournament Group B 1
Women's Tournament Group B 2
Women's Tournament Group B 3
Women's Tournament Semifinal 202
Women's Tournament Final 101
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women Group A 2012-08-31 4
Women Group A 2012-09-01 6
Women Group A 2012-09-02 7
Women Group A - Standings 2012-09-03 3
Women Group A 2012-09-03 9
Women Quarterfinal 2012-09-04 302
Women Classification 5-8 2012-09-06 201
Women Classification 5-6 2012-09-07 101