Martha Sandoval Gustafson competes in women's discus throw F53
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Martha Sandoval Gustafson

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para athletics, Para swimming

Hometown

Toronto, ON

Martha Sandoval Gufstason represented Mexico at the 1976 and 1980 Paralympic Games before wearing Canadian colours at the 1984 and 1988 Paralympic Games. She competed in athletics, swimming and table tennis. At the Games she compiled 19 medals (12 gold and seven silver).

She has also competed in wheelchair curling for the Peterborough Curling Club in and participated in wheelchair rugby.

Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio contracted at seven months old.

In August 2015 she took part in an interview-based theatre work named 'Push!' with five fellow Para athletes. The production, as part of the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, told the history of Para sport competition from 1944 to the present day, joining together six of the athletes' individual journeys in Para sport.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
1984 Summer
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New York, USA
6
1
1980 Summer
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Arnhem, Netherlands
3
3
1976 Summer
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Toronto, Canada
3
3

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

1984 Paralympic Games athletics 100m 1st

1984 Paralympic Games athletics 200m 1st

1984 Paralympic Games athletics 400m 1st

1984 Paralympic Games athletics 800m 1st

1984 Paralympic Games athletics discus 1st

1984 Paralympic Games swimming 25m freestyle 1st

1984 Paralympic Games swimming 25m backstroke 2nd

1980 Paralympic Games athletics discus 1st

1980 Paralympic Games athletics 60m 2nd

1980 Paralympic Games athletics shotput 2nd

1980 Paralympic Games athletics club throw 2nd

1980 Paralympic Games swimming 25m backstroke 1st

1980 Paralympic Games swimming 25m freestyle 1st

1976 Paralympic Games athletics 60m 1st

1976 Paralympic Games athletics club throw 1st

1976 Paralympic Games athletics discus 1st

1976 Paralympic Games table tennis singles 2nd

1976 Paralympic Games swimming 25m backstroke 2nd

1976 Paralympic Games swimming 25m breaststroke 2nd