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Jim Bob Bizzell

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T44

Further personal information

Family
Wife Jessica, twins Gage and Ryder
Residence
Odessa, TX, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Teacher
Higher education
Business - McMurry University: Abilene, TX, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began athletics at age 21.
Name of coach
John Mikalik
Coach from which country?
United States

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
United States
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Beijing, CHN

General interest

Nicknames
JB [because it's easier than Jim Bob]. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2010)
Hobbies
Motorcycles, running, wake boarding. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning medals at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing so soon after his accident. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2010)
Most influential person in career
Prosthetics expert Scott Sabolich. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2010)
Injuries
He missed part of the 2011 season because of a torn hamstring. (wsj.com, 09 Jun 2011)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He takes a warm bath before he runs. (Athlete, 14 Dec 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Anything is possible." (Athlete, 14 Dec 2010)
Other sports
He played American football for McMurry University. (US Paralympics, 24 Feb 2010)
Famous relatives
His father Joe Bob Bizzell played American football for Odessa Permian High School in the 1970s and was inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall Of Fame in 2012. (US Paralympics, 24 Feb 2010; lonestargridiron.com, 21 Jan 2012)
Impairment
In March 2007 he crashed his friend's motorcycle and had to have his left leg amputated below the knee as a result of his injuries. (US Paralympics, 24 Feb 2010)
Other information
PROFESSION
He grew up with bulldogs as pets and now breeds them at his home in Odessa, TX, United States. (bizzybulldogs.com, 31 Oct 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 1 1
Men's 200 m T44 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m T44 Final Round 2
Men's 4x100 m T42-46 Final Round 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 2 2011-01-25 2
Men's 100 m T44 Final 2011-01-26 9999
Men's 4x100 m T42-46 Final 2011-01-29 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 3 2012-09-01 2
Men's 200 m T44 Final Round 2012-09-02 8