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Hurie Johnson



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Detroit, MI, USA
Higher education
Oakland University: Rochester, MI, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in 2002 and his first event was the 2008 US National Championships.
Why this sport?
He found that sports increased his motivation and enthusiasm for life. He was also inspired by the other athletes.
Name of coach
Tocci Mellee, USA, from 2015

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected to compete at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)
Other sports
Before his accident he played basketball at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, MI, United States of America. Since his leg was amputated, he has also played wheelchair basketball for the Detroit Diehards. (, 23 Apr 2013;, 13 Jun 2009)
He was involved in a motorcycle accident in 2002, which resulted in his left leg being amputated below the knee. (, 2012; Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)
Other information
He has also studied at DeVry University in Downers Grove, IL, United States of America. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T44 Final 1 2013-07-24 5
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T44 Final 1 2015-10-23 9
Men's Long Jump T44 WR Attempt 2015-10-23 9