|Full name||Irmgard Dorethy Bensusan|
|birthday||24th January 1991 (age 29)|
|place of birth||Pretoria , South Africa|
|society||TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen (since 2014)|
|last change: September 30, 2018|
Bensusan has been running since she was three, found competitive sports in school and won a national championship during that time.
In 2009 she fell on a hurdle and injured her knee so badly that she suffered permanent nerve damage in her right leg, which was not recognized as a disability in South Africa. Bensusan came to TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen through her German mother, who made contact with the German Disabled Sports Association (DBS) , and the national athletics coach .
Bensusan has been running for Germany since 2014 and won silver at the IPC European Championships in Swansea over 100 and 200 meters behind Marlou van Rhijn and over 400 meters, which Marie-Amélie le Fur won in a world record time.
In 2016, in the absence of van Rhijn, Bensusan achieved the IPC European championship title in Grosseto over 100 and 200 meters . Over 400 meters she could not beat le Fur and became vice European champion . At the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro , Bensusan ran a Paralympic record over 200 meters in the run-up and took three silver medals, again over 100 and 200 meters behind van Rhijn and despite his personal best over 400 meters behind le Fur.
- On November 1, 2016, Bensuan was awarded the Silver Laurel Leaf for her athletic successes .
- In 2019 she was voted Parasporter of the Year .
Irmgard Bensusan has been with TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen since 2014 . She competes in the starting class T44 , as an athlete with partial paralysis of the lower leg on the right with nerve damage. She came to Germany to take part in the 2016 Paralympics, and now her goal is the Tokyo Paralympics .
(As of September 30, 2018)
- 60 m: 8.24 s (German record)
- 200 m: 26.53 s (German record)
- 400 m: 1: 02.42 min (German record)
- open air
- 100 m: 13.01 s (German record)
- 200 m: 26.53 s (German and world record)
- 400 m: 59.62 s (German record)
- 2014: IPC Vice European Champion (100 m, 200 m and 400 m)
- 2015: IPC Vice World Champion (400 m)
- 2015: 4th place IPC World Championships (200 m)
- 2016: IPC European Champion (100 m and 200 m)
- 2016: IPC Vice European Champion (400 m)
- 2016: 2nd place Paralympic Games (100 m, 200 m and 400 m)
- 2017: IPC World Champion (400 m)
- 2017: IPC Vice World Champion (200 m)
- 2017: 4th place IPC World Championships (100 m)
- 2018: IPC Vice European Champion (100 m and 200 m)
- 2019: 1st place IPC World Champion (200 m)
- Athlete portrait on deutsche-paralympische-mannschaft.de
- Athlete portrait on the club side
- Athlete portrait on sportschau.de
- Athlete portrait on paralympic.org
- Athlete portrait on the association website
- Portrait on Leichtathletik.de
- Nico Feisst: Portrait of Irmgard Bensusan: The goals for Rio remain their secret ( memento of the original from October 16, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , from: tsvbayer04.de, from August 31, 2016, accessed October 26, 2016
- Irmgard Bensusan , on: brsnw.de, accessed October 15, 2016
- Florian Neuhauss: Three medals thanks to German thoroughness? , Athletics, on sportschau.de, as of September 16, 2016:, accessed October 15, 2016
- Joost de Jong: 'Ik heb hier vier jaar keihard voor geweckt' , on: ad.nl, from September 16, 2016, accessed October 15, 2016
- Press release from the Office of the Federal President of November 1, 2016: Awarding of the Silver Laurel Leaf. Retrieved March 31, 2017 .
- Para-Athlete of the Year 2019 , from: idm-leichtathletik.de, accessed July 6, 2020
- Bensusan's mission almost finished , on: sport.de, September 15, 2016, accessed October 16, 2016
- Athlete portrait , on: deutsche-paralympische-mannschaft.de, accessed September 30, 2018
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German athlete|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 24, 1991|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Pretoria|