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Jeff Skiba

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F44, T44

Further personal information

Residence
Chula Vista, CA, USA
Languages
English
Higher education
University of Phoenix: Tempe, AZ, USA

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He was noticed by his school's track and field coach while he was playing basketball as a sophomore in high school.
Name of coach
Jeremy Fisher
Training Regime
He trains at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA, United States of America.

General interest

Nicknames
Jeff (paralympic.org, 07 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan. (ossur.com, 18 Oct 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's not what you do every four years, it's what you do every day." (teamusa.org, 28 Oct 2015)
Impairment
Born without a fibula in his left leg due to fibular hemimelia, doctors amputated his leg below the knee when he was less than a year old. (ossur.com, 09 Mar 2010)
Other information
MENTOR
He encouraged fellow US high jumper Roderick Townsend to take up para-athletics after meeting him in 2014 at a competition in Arizona, United States of America. Skiba has acted as Townsend's mentor and stepped in as his coach at the 2015 Parapan America Games in Toronto, ON, Canada, as Townsend's usual coach could not attend the event. (teamusa.org, 28 Oct 2015)

COMPETITION FIRST
In 2007 he became the first para-athlete to compete at the able-bodied US Indoor Track and Field Championships. (US Paralympics, 09 Mar 2010)

LAWMAN
He has worked as an officer for the San Diego Police Department in California, United States of America. (teamusa.org, 19 Jul 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's High Jump F44/46 Final Round 1
Men's Long Jump F42/44 Final Round 9
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 6
Men's Javelin F42/44 Final Round 5
Men's Pentathlon P44 Final Round 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's High Jump F44/46 Final 2011-01-27 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F44 Final Round 2012-09-02 8
Men's High Jump F46 Final Round 2012-09-08 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's High Jump T42/44 Final 1 2013-07-20 4
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F44 Final 1 2015-10-30 13
Men's High Jump T44 Final 1 2015-10-30 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F44 Final Round 2016-09-09 13
Men's High Jump T44 Final Round 2016-09-12 5