23286-Joey Gibbs photo


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Ocala, FL, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics while at Vanguard High School in Ocala, FL, United States of America.
Why this sport?
High school coach James Travieso suggested he try the sport. "I was in my math class and he came in and said, 'hey, what about this?'. I was kind of like whatever, and then I got more serious in it and sort of all went from there."

General interest

Awards and honours
He was named a 2015 US Paralympics Track and Field High School All-American for the 800m and 5000m. (, 03 Sep 2015)
At age 11 he was involved in a motocross accident that paralysed him from the waist down. "I landed wrong and it catapulted me into another jump. I knew right off the bat I was paralysed. I tried to move my feet. It felt weird. I felt tingling." (, 05 Jan 2009)