Chris Martin (athlete)

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Chris Martin
Medal record
Representing the  United Kingdom
Men's Athletics
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Discus throw F33
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Javelin throw F33
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Discus throw F33-34/52
IPC Athletics World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1998 Birmingham Discus throw F33
Gold medal – first place 1998 Birmingham Javelin throw F33
Gold medal – first place 2002 Lille Discus throw F33

Chris Martin (born 1 November 1971) is a British Paralympian track and field athlete competing in category F33 throwing events. He has represented Great Britain in four Paralympic Games. Martin has won two gold and one silver Paralympic medals in Discus and Javelin and won three gold medals in the IPC World Championship. He was the World record holder from 1995-2005, IPC World Championship record holder from 1998-2011, Paralympics record holder from 1996-2008 all for F33 Discus.

Biography[edit]

Martin who has Cerebral palsy was born in Nottingham, England in 1971. He started his athletic training for throws at the age of 18. He took part in 1989 the World Junior Disabled Championships in USA and won a bronze for Discus and shot.

1994 IPC World Championship Berlin Javelin(F35) 7th
1996 Paralympics Atlanta Discus(F33/34) 7th / Shot(F33/34) 8th
1998 IPC World Championship Birmingham Discus(F33) Gold, Javelin(F33) Gold
2000 Paralympics Sydney Discus(F33) Gold, Javelin (F33) Silver
2002 IPC World Championship Lille Discus(F33/34) Gold
2004 Paralympics Athens Discus (F33/34) 4th
2008 Paralympics Beijing Discus (F33-34/F52) Silver
2011 IPC World Championship New Zealand Discus (F32/33/34) 14th

World record holder from 1995-2005 for F33 Discus
Paralympics record holder from 1996-2008 for F33 Discus
IPC World Championship record holder from 1998-2011 for F33 Discus

Retired in 2012, through back injury.

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