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Josiah Jamison

Athletics
2

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Family
Two daughters
Residence
Chula Vista, CA, USA
Languages
English
Higher education
Computer Science - Spartanburg Community College: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2006 at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind in Spartanburg, SC, United States of America.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport at South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind by staff member Jack Todd and US Para athlete Royal Mitchell.

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
United States
Location
Helsinki, FIN

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the T12 100m at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player [and his brother] Harold Jamison. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Champs train, chumps complain." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Famous relatives
His older brother Harold played in the National Basketball Association [NBA] for the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Clippers in the United States of America. His nephew Mike Williams has played in the National Football League [NFL] for the Los Angeles Chargers. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017; thetandd.com, 27 Aug 2012; basketball-reference.com, 26 Oct 2002)
Impairment
He was born with retinitis pigmentosa, which affects peripheral and night vision. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017; teamusa.org, 10 Dec 2014)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has a master's degree in business information systems from Ashford University in San Diego, CA, United States of America. He also has a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 1 1
Men's 4x400 m T11-13 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m T12 Final A 1
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 2 1
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 1 1
Men's 200 m T12 Final A 4
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 2 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 2 9999
Men's 400 m T12 Heat 3 3
Men's 200 m T12 Final A 9999
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 1 1
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 6 1
Men's 100 m T12 Final A 1
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 2 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T12 Heat 3 2011-01-22 9999
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 3 2011-01-26 2
Men's 100 m T12 Final 2011-01-26 3
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 2 2011-01-27 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 2 2012-09-03 9999
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 1 2012-09-05 9999
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 2 2012-09-07 2
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 3 2012-09-07 9999
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T12 Semifinal 1 2013-07-20 5
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Semifinal 2 2013-07-22 2
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 1 2013-07-23 2
Men's 100 m T12 Semifinal 2 2013-07-24 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 4 2017-07-14 9
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 3 2017-07-19 17
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 1 2017-07-23 9999