Sandra Graf

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Sandra Graf
2016 Paralympics Parade of Nations Switzerland cr.jpg
Graf as flag bearer for Switzerland at the 2016 Summer Paralympics Parade of Nations
Personal information
National team Swiss
Sport
Country Switzerland
Disability class T54
Event(s) Marathon
Updated on 16 September 2016.

Sandra Graf (born 9 December 1969)[1] is a Swiss wheelchair athlete. Graf competes in wheelchair races of a variety of distances.

Life[edit]

Graf has twice put her career on hold to have children. In 2003 a lung embolism set back her training and kept her from competing in the marathon and 5000 meter distances, although she still competed in the 800 and 1500 meter races.[2]

In 2008, during her first London Marathon wheelchair race, she both won the race over American Amanda McGrory and Briton Shelly Woods and set a new course record of 1:48:04.[3] She has competed in five consecutive Summer Paralympics from 2000 to 2016, and won bronze medals in the marathon in 2008 and 2012; in 2012 she also won the road time trial H3 cycling event, using a handcycle.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlete Biography: Graf, Sandra". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  2. ^ "Switzerland's Top Wheelchair Athletes". Credit Suisse. 2003-08-25. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  3. ^ "Flora London Elite Wheelchair Marathon 2008 Results". Huliq News. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  4. ^ "IPC Historical Results Database". www.paralympic.org. Retrieved 2016-08-04. 

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