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Kevon Reid

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F55

Further personal information

Residence
St Catherine, JAM
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
English
Higher education
Business Studies - Portmore Community College: Jamaica

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 1997 in Kingston, Jamaica.
Name of coach
Neville Sinclair [national], JAM

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Jamaica

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth in the shot put at the 2007 Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and winning gold at the 2010 US Open. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
His mother Elaine Jean Morris. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Argentine footballer Diego Maradona. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Hard work is the key to success." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Impairment
His impairment was caused by a gunshot wound. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F55 Final Round 9
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F55 Final 1 2015-10-31 12