Para athletics in numbers: Sam Grewe

The stats and facts behind rising USA star 20 Jun 2018 By IPC

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!”