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Aerelle Jones

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Residence
United States
Occupation
Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She joined a 'Driveway to 5k' programme at her local library at age 13. The scheme aimed to help people get into running and racing.
Why this sport?
Her parents thought the sport would be a good way for her to remain active.
Name of coach
Raymond Jones [father], USA

General interest

Injuries
She required an operation on her neck in August 2016. She returned to competition in April 2017. (aerelles-wheels-of-fire.blogspot.co.uk, 02 Apr 2017;jessaminejournal.com, 14 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (jessaminejournal.com, 14 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She has Klippel-Feil syndrome. The condition affects the vertebrae in her back. (kentucky.com, 09 Aug 2016)
Other information
FAMILY AFFAIR
She is trained by her father Raymond, who has gained qualifications in order to become more effective as her coach. He has also been involved in a project to make wheelchair racing gloves using a 3D printer. "It has opened up more ideas that we didn't know about," Aerelle said. (3ders.org, 10 Aug 2016; kentucky.com, 09 Aug 2016)