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Pep Jones

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Partner Rachael Del Rio
Residence
Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Languages
English

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He loved working out and going to the gym. "Now everything I'm doing, I just try and exceed everything I did yesterday."
Name of coach
Simon Bergner [national], AUS

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Becoming an amputee gave me drive and a reason to prove to everyone not to give up. Yes, we all have downfalls and setbacks but we only live once and that should be our biggest inspiration to strive." (Facebook profile, 28 Jun 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 04 Sep 2018)
Impairment
In January 2017 he was involved in a motorbike accident that seriously injured the main artery in his left leg. He underwent seven operations, spending 40 days in hospital, and in August that year he decided to have the limb amputated below the knee. The procedure took place in November 2017. "Amputation is the best course of action for me. The pain is unbearable most of the time. I've severely damaged my left nerve and I've been told if I keep my leg, I will have circulation problems for the rest of my life." (Instagram profile, 03 Nov 2017)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works at Rockpress, a fabricator and manufacturer of metal products in Queensland, Australia. (Facebook profile, 28 Dec 2018)