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Jodi Elkington-Jones

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T37, F37

Further personal information

Family
Husband Warwick
Residence
Sydney, NSW, AUS
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began sprinting in 2008.
Why this sport?
She was inspired to take up the sport after watching the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing.
Club / Team
New South Wales Institute of Sport [NSWIS]: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach
Nicole Boegman-Stewart

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
Commonwealth Games
Location
Delhi, IND

General interest

Hobbies
Cooking, watching athletics, swimming, cricket and Australian rules football. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T37/38 long jump at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Hero / Idol
Australian para-sprinter Evan O'Hanlon. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named 2013 Albury Young Sports Achiever of the Year in New South Wales, Australia. (maitlandmercury.com.au, 23 Jul 2014)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy which affects the right side of her body. Her right leg is about four centimetres shorter than her left, and her muscles along the affected right side are less developed. (The Border Mail, 20 Apr 2010)
Other information
BREAK
She took a six-month break from the sport after competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (maitlandmercury.com.au, 23 Jul 2014)

HIGHER EDUCATION
She has a tertiary qualification in personal training and physical fitness. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T37 Heat 3 2011-01-22 4
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final 2011-01-24 6
Women's 100 m T37 Heat 1 2011-01-25 5
Women's 100 m T37 Final 2011-01-26 8
Women's 400 m T37 Heat 1 2011-01-28 2
Women's 400 m T37 Final 2011-01-29 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final Round 2012-09-04 4
Women's 400 m T37 Heat 1 2012-09-06 4
Women's 400 m T37 Final Round 2012-09-08 6
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T37 Heat 2 2015-10-22 12
Women's Long Jump T37 Final 1 2015-10-28 5
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final 1 2015-10-31 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T37 Final Round 2016-09-14 3
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final Round 2016-09-15 3