Andrea Scherney

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Andrea Scherney
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Andrea Scherney with Thomas Geierspichler at the presentation of the Austrian Sports Personalities of the Year 2008
Medal record
Paralympic athletics
Representing  Austria
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Javelin Throw – F42-44/46
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Long Jump – F44/46
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Long Jump - F44
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Javelin Throw - F44
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Shot Putt - F44

Andrea Scherney is a Paralympic athlete from Austria competing the F44 classification for single below-knee amputees.

She has competed in four Paralympic Games, starting in 1996 in Atlanta, United States continuing through 2000 in Sydney, Australia and 2004 in Athens, Greece as well as the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing China. She has competed in various events at each and has always won at least one medal, gold in the javelin for F42-44/46 in 1996, long jump for F44/46 in 2004 and for F44 in 2008 and silvers in both the F44 shot putt and javelin in 2000.

She holds the world record in the P44 pentathlon,[1] an event combining long jump, shot put, 100m sprint, discus and 400m run.[2]


  1. ^ "IPC Athletics World Records". International Paralympic Committee. Archived from the original on 2013-01-18. 
  2. ^ "IPC Athletics Rule and Regulations" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 

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