Juana Soto

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Juana Soto
Medal record
Paralympic athletics
Competitor for  Mexico
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1980 Arnhem 60 metres - 5
Gold medal – first place 1980 Arnhem 800 metres - 5
Gold medal – first place 1980 Arnhem 1500 metres - 5
Gold medal – first place 1980 Arnhem 4x60 metre relay - 2-5
Gold medal – first place 1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York 800 metres - 5
Gold medal – first place 1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York 800 metres - 5
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul 100 metres - 5-6
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul 400 metres - 5-6
Silver medal – second place 1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York 5000 metres - 5
Silver medal – second place 1988 Seoul 200 metres - 5-6
Silver medal – second place 1988 Seoul 4x200 metre relay - 2-6
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York 1500 metres - 5
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York 100 metres - 5
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona 4x100 metre relay - TW3-4

Juana Soto is a paralympic athlete from Mexico competing mainly in category TW4 sprint events.

Biography[edit]

Juana competed at a total of 4 paralympics winning 14 medals, eight of them gold. Over her career she competed in a variety of events from 60m to marathon, pentathlon, shot putt and javelin. Her first games were the 1980 Summer Paralympics held in Arnhem where as well as competing in the shot putt and slalom she won gold in the 1500m in a new world record, 60m, 800m having taken 10 seconds of the world record set in the heats and was also part of the Mexican gold medal 4x60m relay team. Her second games in 1984 were not quite as successful as she competed in 200m, 400m,800m javelin and slalom as well as winning bronze in the 1500m and 100m, silver in the 5000m behind Canada's A Ieretti in a new world record and winning gold in the marathon ahead of her compatriot E Belmont and in the pentathlon. 1988 would see Juana restricted to four events however she won a medal in each of them finishing second in the 200m and in the 4x200m behind a world record setting American quartet as well as breaking the paralympic games record to win gold in the 400m and setting a new world record on her way to winning the 100m. Her final games came in 1992 where she failied to make the final of the 100m, 200m and 400m but did win a final medal as part of the Mexican bronze medal winning relay team. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juana Soto's profile on paralympic.org