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Looking towards athletics in Rio: T32 women’s world records

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This article is part of a ParaSport News series of articles looking at athletics world records and world records progression.


T32 is an athletics class traditionally for people who have cerebral palsy, and it corresponds with the CP-ISRA class CP2.  It’s the class for people with one of the more severe forms of cerebral palsy, with people in this class also generally being eligible for BC1 and BC2 classes in boccia, T1 and H1 in cycling, and S2 in swimming.  Women are traditionally underrepresented in classes involving the most severe disabilities.  Despite this class having origins dating back to the 1970s, there really aren’t that many available records. Athletics wise, during the 1990s, the really severe disability classes also tended to do away with track events.  That more or less froze the track records in time, with the only movement taking place world record wise in field events.


Six world records for women in this class aren’t vacant.  All three of the track records are held by Great Britain’s Lindsay Wright and are from the late 1990s.  Algeria’s Mounia Gasmi holds the world record in the discus and the club throw.  The club throw record was set in March of this year in Dubai, while her discus record was set last March in Tunis. The last record is held by Greece’s Maria Stamatoula in the women’s shot put.  She set the record at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch with a throw of 6.6 meters.


Event Type Family Name Given Name NPC Birth Result Wind Time (ms) Date City Country
Women’s 100 m Wright Lindsay GBR 0:37.67 +0.0 37670 1997-07-25 Nottingham Great Britain
Women’s 200 m Wright Lindsay GBR 1:22.57 +0.0 82570 1999-08-15 Nottingham Great Britain
Women’s 400 m Wright Lindsay GBR 2:49.35 169350 1997-07-26 Nottingham Great Britain
Women’s Discus Throw Gasmi Mounia ALG 1990 11.2 2015-03-25 Tunis Tunisia
Women’s Club Throw Gasmi Mounia ALG 1990 23.43 2016-03-17 Dubai United Arab Emirates
Women’s Shot Put Stamatoula Maria GRE 6.6 2011-1-23 Christchurch New Zealand
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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