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Jeremy Campbell

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T64, F64, P44

Further personal information

Residence
Edmond, OK, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Communications - University of Central Oklahoma: Edmond, OK, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2003.
Why this sport?
His older brother Caleb played a number of sports and inspired him to compete too.

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
United States
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Assen, NED

General interest

Hobbies
Playing video games, watching movies, reading, being active and outside, golf. (teamusa.org, 14 Aug 2019)
Injuries
He broke his left leg in 2013. (paralympic.org, 21 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
He won an ESPY award for Best Male Athlete with a Disability in 2013. (teamusa.org, 14 Aug 2019)

He received the 2013 Michael J Rokosz Spirit of da Vinci Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. (prweb.com, 10 Apr 2013)

He was named the Male Athlete of the Month for May 2012 by the US Olympic Committee [USOC]. (perrytonpipeline.com, 06 Aug 2012)
Famous relatives
His brother Caleb Campbell played American football and was drafted by the NFL's Detroit Lions in 2008, but went unsigned as he was deployed into the US army just days after his selection. He later spent time training with the Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs. (amarillo.com, 25 Jul 2008; oandp.com, 01 Nov 2008; kansascity.com, 30 Jul 2012)
Impairment
He was born without a fibula and ankle in his right leg. His tibia was also bowed at a 90-degree angle. Doctors amputated the leg below the knee when he was age one, and fitted him for his first prosthesis at age 15 months. (recordonline.com, 28 Jun 2007)
Other information
CHANGE OF DISCIPLINE
He originally competed in pentathlon and won gold in the P44 event at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. However, pentathlon was not added to the Para athletics schedule for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, resulting in him switching his focus to discus. (ucentralmedia.com, 23 Nov 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m T44 Final Round 4
Men's Pentathlon P44 Final Round 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F42/44 Final Round 4
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 1
Men's Pentathlon P44 Final Round 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final 2011-01-26 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 2012-09-06 1
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2013-07-21 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2015-10-22 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 2016-09-16 4
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2017-07-16 1