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Ian Jones

Athletics
2

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
T38

Further personal information

Residence
Manchester, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Sport Studies - Stockport College: Stockport, ENG

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2004 when he was still at school.
Why this sport?
He originally competed in able-bodied competitions before he found out the disability in his feet was irreparable and switched to disability sport.
Club / Team
East Cheshire: England
Name of coach
John Dunne
Coach from what year?
2005

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Assen

General interest

Nicknames
'Ebo' because his dad is also called Ian and it became confusing. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze medals in the [T44] 200m and 400m at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2010)
Most influential person in career
His mum. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2010)
Hero / Idol
UK Athletics' Senior Paralympic Performance Coordinator Mike Cavendish. (Athlete, uka.org.uk, 07 Dec 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Listening to his iPod before he competes. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Get on with it." (Athlete, 07 Dec 2010)
Awards and honours
He won the Disability Sports Events Rising Star Award for 2006. (paralympics.org.uk, 23 Jan 2010)
Other sports
He used to play football and had trials for Manchester United, and also has a black belt in judo. (paralympics.org.uk, 23 Jan 2010)
Ambitions
To be ranked number one in the world. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2010)
Impairment
He has a form of muscular dystrophy that weakens the muscles in his legs. (uhsm.nhs.uk, 08 Mar 2012)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He is a qualified football and disability sports coach. (paralympics.org.uk, 23 Jan 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 2 9999
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 2 4
Men's 200 m T44 Final Round 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 2 2
Men's 200 m T44 Final Round 3
Men's 400 m T44 Final Round 3
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 1 2011-01-23 3
Men's 200 m T44 Final 2011-01-24 7
Men's 400 m T44 Final 2011-01-29 9999