Cassie wins GOLD 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships
Dr. Cassie Mitchell won GOLD in the women's F52-53 (quadriplegic) shot put in Lyon, France at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships. Cassie, the current women's F52 Shot Put World Record holder, set a new Championship Record with her throw of 5.79 meters to become the 2013 Shot Put World Champion. The action picture to the far left shows the Championship Record throw, courtesy of Getty Images. Additionally, she won a silver medal in the women's T52 (quadriplegic) 100m, and two bronze medals in the women's T52 800m and 200m, respectively. In the picture to the near left, Cassie poses with her entire medal collection overlooking the beautiful city of Lyon, France. The IPC Athletics World Championships featured over 1000 athletes from nearly 100 countries. The World Championships marked the first major international gathering of Paralympic Track & Field athletes since the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Cassie sets Shot Put World Record!
On June 15, 2013, at the 2013 USA Paralympic Track and Field National Championships and Team Trials, Cassie set a new WORLD record in the Women's F52 (quadriplegic) shot put. Cassie's throw of 6.14 meters with the 2kg shot put bested the previous world record holder's throw of 5.82 meters. She took home two gold and three silver medals from the 2013 National Championshps. On June 18, Cassie was named as a member of the 2013 USA IPC Athletics World Championship Team and will be competing July 19-28 in Lyon, France, in the T52 100m, 200m, 800m and the F52 shot put and discus.