4644-Jill Moore photo


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
T53, F56

Further personal information

Concord, NC, USA
Higher education
Industrial Design - University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She was introduced to wheelchair sports at age nine.
Why this sport?
"For a long time I was just getting into whatever I could and that wasn't really anything that was satisfying. It was kind of limited to cheerleading and horseback riding. I met a guy on a handcycle and he started telling me about wheelchair sports. I started playing them, and as soon as I started I was hooked. I knew I'm no longer this breakable little thing, I'm an athlete."
Club / Team
University of Illinois Wheelchair Racing Team: Champaign, IL, USA
Name of coach
Adam Bleakney [club], USA

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, then you become something else entirely. A legend. A legend." [Ra's al Ghul, played by Liam Neeson, in the film Batman Begins] (, 06 Sep 2011)
Awards and honours
She was named a 2010 US Paralympics Track and Field High School All-American in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, shot put and discus. (, 15 Oct 2010)

She was named the 2008 Junior Athlete of the Year by magazine Sports 'N Spokes. (, Mar 2011)
Other sports
She competed in para-swimming at the 2010 World Junior Games in Olomouc, Czech Republic, and has played wheelchair basketball for the United States of America at U20 level. (, Mar 2011;, 23 Aug 2010)
She was born with spina bifida. This led to neuromuscular scoliosis and an 80 degree curvature in her spine. In 2006 she had posterior fusion surgery to help straighten her spine. (, Mar 2011)
Other information
In 2015 she completed an exchange semester at the National University of Singapore. (, 19 Nov 2015)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T53 Heat 1 2015-10-22 10
Women's 100 m T53 Heat 1 2015-10-23 11
Women's 400 m T53 Heat 2 2015-10-25 12
Women's 800 m T53 Heat 1 2015-10-26 14