Purificacion Santamarta

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Purificacion Santamarta
Medal record
Paralympic athletics
Competitor for  Spain
Paralympic Games
Gold 1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York 100 metres - B1
Gold 1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York 400 metres - B1
Gold 1988 Seoul 100 metres - B1
Gold 1992 Barcelona 100 metres - B1
Gold 1992 Barcelona 200 metres - B1
Gold 1992 Barcelona 400 metres - B1
Gold 1992 Barcelona 800 metres - B1
Gold 1996 Atlanta 100 metres - T10
Gold 1996 Atlanta 200 metres - T10
Gold 1996 Atlanta 400 metres - T10
Gold 2000 Sydney 400 metres - T11
Silver 1980 Arnhem 400 metres - A
Silver 1988 Seoul 400 metres - B1
Silver 1988 Seoul Long Jump - B1
Silver 2000 Sydney 100 metres - T12
Bronze 2004 Athens 200 metres - T11

Purificacion Santamarta is a paralympic athlete from Spain competing mainly in category T11 sprint events.


Purificacion has competed in seven Paralympics winning a total of 16 medals eleven of them gold. Her first games were way back in 1980 where she competed in the 60m and 400m winning the class A silver medal in the 400m. In 1984 she competed in the long jump and won the gold medal in both the 100m and 400m. Her third games were in Seoul in 1988 where she won defended her 100m title and won silver medals in the 400m and long jump. The 1992 Summer Paralympics were in front of her home crowd and she didn't disappoint them winning her third consecutive 100m title and adding 200m, 400m and 800m golds. In 1996 she succeeded in defending her 100m, 200m and 400m titles, but didn't attempt the 800m. 2000 saw her lose in the 100m for the first time in five games when Adria Santos of Brazil beat her in to second place but she did make it three consecutive 400m golds. In 2004 Summer Paralympics she managed a bronze in the 200m but missed out in the 100m and 400m. [1]