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Marissa Papaconstantinou

Birthdate : 13 October 1999

Birthplace : Canada

Hometown : Toronto

Language : English

Provincial affiliation : Athletics Ontario

Club : Phoenix Athletics Assoc. of Ontario

Coach : Geoffrey Standen

Event specialization : Sprints


Marissa Papacontanstinou made an impressive international debut at age 16 as she finished seventh in the 200m and eighth in the 100m at the 2015 IPC World Championships. Born without her right foot, she’s always participated in sport and enjoys soccer and basketball along with her para-athletics career.

Papacontanstinou took up para-athletics at age 11 at the Phoenix Track Club in Scarborough, Ont., and soon after was fitted with her first running blade.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 IPC World Championships

PERSONAL

She was the inspiration for an exhibit on 21st century bionics and prosthetics at Ontario Science Centre… Ambassador for Holland Bloorview Hospital…Youth athlete model for Canadian Paralympic Committee’s ‘’It’s More than Sport’’ campaign in 2012.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 IPC World Championships 200m 7th
2015 IPC World Championships 100m 8th

 

 

Event 
Season 
Mark 
Meet 
Location 
Date 
60 MetreIndoor8.82Athletics Ontario Bantam Midget Junior ChampionshipsToronto2017-03-05
200 MetreIndoor28.51Montreal Athletics Grand PrixMontreal2017-02-18
100 MetreOutdoor13.49World Para Athletics - World ChampionshipsLondon2017-07-17
200 MetreOutdoor27.53Canadian Track and Field ChampionshipsOttawa2017-07-04
Long JumpOutdoor4.33mDesert ChallengeTempe2015-05-16

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  • 👋See you next time London. That's a wrap on the #IAAFWorlds
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  • 🏃‍♀️💨⬅️ Run fast turn left. Melissa Bishop goes for the podium in the 800m today at 3:10pm ET. Watch it live on CBCsports.ca or CBC TV. #IAAFWorlds #London2017 #TeamCanada #YaBish
  • Depending on where you live in 🇨🇦 you need to set your ⏰ for an early wake up (East coast) or stay up late (West coast). Ben Thorne won 🥈 at the last World Championships, Evan Dunfee was 4th in Rio #IAAFWorlds #London2017 #TeamCanada
  • 🇨🇦 will be in the 4️⃣✖️1️⃣ final today at #IAAFWorlds at 4:50pm ET after qualifying in the heats with a time of 38.48. They're looking to go even faster to secure a 🏅. #London2017 #TeamCanada
  • 🇨🇦 men are into tonight's 4x100m final with a time of 38.48. @gavinsmellie ▶️ @kingsleysc ▶️ @buckkyjr ▶️ @boladicus #IAAFWorlds #London2017 #TeamCanada
  • A driven and determined Geneviève Lalonde lowers her 🇨🇦 record in the steeplechase once again. 9:29.99 is the new mark and her season isn't over yet #IAAFWorlds #London2017 #TeamCanada
  • Melissa Bishop is into the 800m final with one simple 🎯, getting on the podium and bringing that 🏅 home for the Big Dawg (Coach Dennis Fairall) #YaBish #IAAFWorlds #London2017 #TeamCanada
  • Damian Warner is through 3 of 10 decathlon events at #IAAFWorlds currently sitting in 6th place. Still to come today for the decathlon is the high jump and 400m. #London2017 #Multis #CombinedEvents #TeamWarner #TeamCanada
  • Activate #BeastMode. Race to the finish line. Advance to 200m final. 1st 🇨🇦 woman in a World Champs 200m final since Angela Bailey in 1️⃣9️⃣8️⃣3️⃣ #IAAFWorlds #London2017
  • 👐 What a gutsy effort by Sage Watson, left everything on the track and finished 6th in the 400mH at #IAAFWorlds. Onto the 4x400m where 🇨🇦 looks to improve on a 4th place finish from the Rio Games #London2017
  • Calm, cool and collected. Melissa Bishop is into tomorrow's 800m semi-finals #IAAFWorlds #London2017 #YaBish
  • Canada's Speed 👸 enters action today at #IAAFWorlds. Her quest for a 🏅 starts today. You can watch live on CBCsports.ca #YaBish
  • For the first time ever at the World Championships 🇨🇦 will field 2 finalists in the men's 5000m final. Mohammed Ahmed, 8th in the 10000m, and Justyn Knight, who ran like a seasoned vet in his #IAAFWorlds debut, ran magnificent races to make history. Good luck on the final guys. Hopefully it's not ☔️ as much. #London2017
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