Martha Sandoval Gustafson
Para athletics, Para swimming
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.