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Joshua Kennison

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T43

Further personal information

Residence
Norway, ME, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Contractor, Motivational Speaker
Languages
English
Higher education
Western Maine University: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He was very active in sports in both high school and community college. He took up para-athletics competitively in 2009.
Why this sport?
His parents got him involved with sports.

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
United States

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the 100m event at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (pressherald.com, 24 Aug 2013; Instagram profile, 17 Sep 2015)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (pressherald.com, 24 Aug 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You can do anything you set your mind to as long as you don't give up." (norwaysavingsbank.com, 2013)
Impairment
He was born missing a tongue, part of his jaw, both feet and his arms below the elbow. (norwaysavingsbank.com, 2013; pressherald.com, 24 Aug 2013)
Other information
COACH
He has coached the Oxford Hills Middle School girls’ football team in South Paris, ME, United States. (hebronacademy.org, 24 Oct 2012; Twitter profile, 15 Jun 2015)

OTHER ACTIVTIES
He has served as the vice president of the Never Say Never Foundation, which was founded by fellow US para-athletes Regas Woods and Nick Stilwell to help rehabilitate children with an impairment through sport in the United States. (neversayneverfoundation.org, 17 Feb 2013; helpinghandsgroup.org, 25 Jan 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T43 Final 1 2013-07-21 5
Men's 100 m T43 Final 1 2013-07-23 3