World high jump champion Sam Grewe is one of USA’s brightest young talents. He is already a double world champion and Paralympic silver medallist, despite only turning 20 earlier this month. Here are the numbers behind the field star.
63 – Grewe competes in the T63 class for single above knee amputees.
1.93 – His personal best, in metres, which he cleared at a high school meeting in May 2017.
16 – The age Grewe started jumping, three years after being diagnosed with bone cancer which resulted in his right
leg being amputated above the knee.
6’ 1” - Grewe’s height in feet and inches – which is 1.87m.
2.5 – Hours spent training each day.
2015 – The year Grewe made his senior international debut – at the Doha World Championships, where he cleared 1.81m to win gold.
3 – The number of major medals the American has won – including two world titles and Paralympic silver at Rio 2016.
40 – His lucky number – “there’s really no significance to it though!”