Purificación Ortiz

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Purificación Ortiz
Medal record
Paralympic athletics
Representing  Spain
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Long Jump - B1
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona 100 metres - B1
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona 200 metres - B1
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta Long Jump - F10-11

Purificación Ortiz is a paralympic athlete from Spain competing mainly in category F11 (totally blind) long jump and sprint events.


Purificación competed in three Paralympic games, first in 1988 then in 1992 in her home country and finally 1996. At her first games she finished fifth in the B1 long jump. She followed this up in 1992 with a new world record on the way to winning gold in the long jump, she also finished second behind compatriot Purificación Santamarta who twice broke the world record in the 100m and finished third in the 200m in a race again won by her compatriot Purificacion Santamarta in a world record time. In 1996 she was entered in the 100m but didn't run but did compete in the long jumpfinishing third behind her fellow Spaniards Magdalena Amo and Rosalía Lázaro who both jumped a new Paralympic record. [1]