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Name  Martina Willing


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Martina Monika Willing (born 3 October 1959) is a Paralympic athlete from Germany competing in field events. She is both blind and paraplegic. Until 1994 she competed in the F11 classification for vision impaired athletes; following her paralysis, she returned to competition as a seated thrower. Willing has competed and medalled in eight Paralympic Games - all seven summer games from 1992 in Barcelona to 2016 in Rio as well as at the 1994 winter games in Lillehammer. Complications during knee surgery following a fall at the Lillehammer Paralympics led to her paralysis.

As of May 2017, she is world record holder in both F11 and F56 javelin, and P11 pentathlon events.

Willing won the Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award in 2000. She worked as a biologist, but has now retired.

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Martina Willing Wikipedia


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