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Ahkeel Whitehead



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
T37, F38

Further personal information

San Diego, CA, USA
Higher education
Human Movement Studies - San Diego State University: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began running at Chula Vista High School in California, United States of America.
Why this sport?
His friend Ray Holden encouraged him to try athletics as a way to improve in American Football.
Training Regime
He trains at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA, United States of America.

General interest

Playing computer games. (, 2015)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (, 07 May 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't dis-the ability, respect my movement." (Twitter profile, 23 Feb 2016)
He was born with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, and the shortness of oxygen to his brain resulted in cerebral palsy. He has restricted movement down the left side of his body. (, 01 Sep 2013;, 24 Apr 2013)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T37/38 Final 1 2013-07-20 6
Men's 100 m T37 Semifinal 1 2013-07-21 10
Men's 200 m T37 Semifinal 1 2013-07-23 11
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T37 Heat 2 2015-10-22 9
Men's Long Jump T37 Final 1 2015-10-29 7
Men's 100 m T37 Heat 2 2015-10-30 11
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T37 Heat 2 2016-09-10 6
Men's Long Jump T37 Final Round 2016-09-13 12