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Jeff Adams

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Toronto, ON, CAN
Occupation
Athlete, Motivational Speaker
Languages
English, French

General interest

Impairment
He was diagnosed with cancer as an infant and underwent radiation treatment. But at the age of nine it was discovered that the treatment had damaged his spinal cord. (speakers.ca, 24 Jan 2012)
Other information
MARVEL WHEELCHAIRS AND ICON WHEELCHAIRS
He is co-founder of Toronto-based wheelchair manufacturers, Marvel Wheelchairs, with Christian Bagg. But in 2010, Cervélo, a Canadian bicycle manufacturer that helped launch Marvel Wheelchairs, took over the business so the pair started another line called Icon Wheelchairs. (vancouver2010.com, 05 Mar 2010; The Globe and Mail, 12 Jan 2012)

SUSPENSION
In 2006, he was suspended for two years from international competition for testing positive for cocaine. In May 2008, the Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned the suspension, and Adams was able to compete for a spot at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (cbc.ca, 20 May 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 9999
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 1 9999
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T54 Final Round 1
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 2
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 4 1
Men's 800 m T54 Final Round 1
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 1 1
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 2 1
Men's 400 m T54 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 1 1
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 3 1
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 3 1
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 3
Men's 5000 m T54 Final Round 3
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 9999
Men's 4x400 m T54 Heat 2 9999
Men's 4x100 m T54 Final Round 3
Men's 4x100 m T54 Heat 2 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T55 Final Round 1
Men's 5000 m T55 Heat 3 3
Men's 1500 m T55 Final Round 1
Men's 1500 m T55 Heat 1 1
Men's 1500 m T55 Heat 4 1
Men's 200 m T55 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m T55 Heat 1 1
Men's 200 m T55 Heat 2 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 8
Men's 1500 m T54 Final Round 5
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 2
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 3 1
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 1 5
Men's 400 m T54 Final Round 3
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 1 2
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m TW3-4 Heat 1 4
Men's 1500 m TW3-4 Final Round 10
Men's 1500 m TW3-4 Heat 2 6
Men's 1500 m TW3-4 Heat 3 6
Men's 800 m TW4 Final Round 2
Men's 800 m TW4 Heat 1 3
Men's 5000 m TW3-4 Heat 2 12
Men's 4x400 m TW3-4 Heat 2 2
Men's 4x400 m TW3-4 Final Round 2
Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games (Seoul, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m 5-6 Final Round 3
Men's 1500 m 5-6 Heat 2 3
Men's 800 m 5-6 Final Round 3
Men's 800 m 5-6 Heat 3 3
Men's 400 m 5-6 Final Round 5
Men's 400 m 5-6 Heat 1 2
Men's 400 m 5-6 Heat 4 2
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x400 m T52-53 Final Round 3
Men's 4x400 m T52-53 Heat 1 1
Men's 800 m T53 Final Round 1
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 2 1
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 1 1
Men's 400 m T53 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 1 2
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 4 2
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 2 4
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 4 2