Jackson Hamilton

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F13, T13

Further personal information

Occupation
Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began athletics at age six at the University of Western Australia [UWA] Little Athletics Centre in Mount Claremont, WA, Australia.
Club / Team
University of Western Australia [UWA] Athletics Club: Perth, WA, AUS
Name of coach
Morgan Ward [personal, javelin]; Alanna Wignall [personal, discus, shot-put]

General interest

Hobbies
Swimming, going to the gym. (athletics.com.au, 05 Dec 2018)
Hero / Idol
Australian Para athletes Jaryd Clifford, Brad Scott and Australian decathlete Cedric Dubler. (athletics.com.au, 05 Dec 2018)
Awards and honours
He was presented with the University of Western Australia [UWA] Athletics Club Field Athlete of the Year for 2016/17. (perthnow.com.au, 11 Aug 2017)
Famous relatives
His father represented New Zealand in beach volleyball at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. (athletics.com.au, 05 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (athletics.com.au, 05 Dec 2018)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with juvenile retinoschisis at age six. His vision deteriorated with a retinal detachment at age 13 while playing basketball. (athletics.com.au, 05 Dec 2018)