Yunidis Castillo

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Yunidis Castillo
Yunidis Castillo - 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships.jpg
Personal information
Nickname(s) The Bullet
Sport
Country Cuba
Sport Running
Updated on 26 October 2015.

Yunidis Castillo (born 6 June 1987) is a Paralympic athlete from Cuba competing mainly in category T46 sprint events.[1]

She competed in the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, Greece. There she finished thirteenth in the women's Long jump - F44-46 event. She also competed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China. There she won a gold medal in the women's 100 metres - T46 event and a gold medal in the women's 200 metres - T46 event.

At the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, she won gold medal in the women's 100 metres, 200 metres and 400 metres T46[2] events setting new world record in all of them.

She lost her right arm in a car accident at the age of 10.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Castillo, Yunidis". IPC. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  2. ^ http://caribbean-beat.com/issue-116/they-are-olympians-too
  3. ^ José Luis López (14 September 2012). "Yunidis Castillo, the New Face of Cuban Disabled Sports". Retrieved November 11, 2012. 

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