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22836-Cody Jones photo

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T38, F38

Further personal information

Residence
Simi Valley, CA, USA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Communications, Marketing, Psychology - California Lutheran University: Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2012 at the California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA, United States of America.
Why this sport?
US para-athletics director Cathy Sellers saw an article about him playing baseball with cerebral palsy in the Los Angeles Times, and got in touch with him. "When I was a senior Cathy Sellers told my baseball coach she wanted me to throw javelin. She knew I did baseball and throwing events are so similar."
Club / Team
California Lutheran University: Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Name of coach
Justin Puccinelli [club], USA, from 2012

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
United States
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the javelin at the 2014 US National Championships, and setting three US records in the javelin. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
US baseball player Jackie Robinson. (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You don't quit if its something you are meant to do." (Athlete, 24 Oct 2015)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age one, causing partial paralysis on the left side of his body. (simivalleyacorn.com, 14 Jun 2013; simivalleyacorn.com, 13 Aug 2004)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F38 Final 1 2015-10-28 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F38 Final Round 2016-09-15 8