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Sara Andrés Barrio

Always with a smile in her face, Sara Andrés Barrio faces live with a positive and happy attitude.

Sport makes her happy

In 2011 Sara was involved in a car accident resulting both her legs being amputated below the knee. As she always has been into sports, practising karate, tennis and equestrian, there was no doubt, that she will continue with being active.

At the age of 28 she started with para athletics and is now one of the best sprinters and long jumpers in the world.

Sara Andrés Barrio during the long jump at the World Para Athletics European Championships in Bydgoszcz 2021 (© Getty Images for Ottobock/ Photo B. Zborowski)

She likes to inspire children

In 2017 at the World Para Athletics Championships she won her first medal at a big international event. In the pouring rain she ran the 200 metre sprint in 27.33 seconds and finished third, winning the bronze medal.

Four years later, at the Para Athletics European Championship, she also won the bronze medal, this time in the 100 metre sprint.

Besides sport, she loves being around and working with children. She’s a teacher and has written a children's book that was published in 2019 titled “Sabes quien soy?” [Do you know who I am?].

Key facts

  • Nation: Spain
  • Year of birth: 1986
  • Sport: Para Athletics – 100 m, 200m, Long Jump
  • Classification: T62

Victories and achievements

  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020:
    • 7th place on 100 m
    • 10th place in long jump
  • World Para Athletics Championship Dubai 2019:
    • 5th place on 100 m
    • 7th place in long jump
  • World Para Athletics Championship London 2017:
    • Bronze medal on 200 m
  • European Para Athletics Championship Bydgoszcz 2021:´
    • Bronze medal on 100 m
    • 4th place in long jump
  • European Para Athletics Championship Berlin 2018:
    • 5th place on 100 m
    • 2nd place on 200 m

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