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Sylvia Grant

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began her sporting career in 1987 in Kingston, Jamaica.
Why this sport?
A friend introduced her to sports.
Name of coach
Neville Sinclair [national], JAM

International debut

Year
1988
Competing for
Jamaica

General interest

Nicknames
Silly, Silver (Athens 2004)
Most influential person in career
Coach Neville Sinclair. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
She was Jamaica's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (paralympic.org, 15 Aug 2015)

In 2013 she received the keys to the city of Kingston, Jamaica, in recognition of her sporting achievements. (jamaica-gleaner.com, 15 Dec 2013)
Impairment
She was born with paraplegia. (sportscaribe.com, 23 Aug 2009)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games (Seoul, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m 5-6 Heat 1 4
Women's Discus Throw 5 Final Round 2
Women's Javelin 5 Final Round 2
Women's Pentathlon 5-6 Final Round 2
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F58 Final Round 7
Women's Javelin F58 Final Round 6
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F57-58 Final Round 5
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F56-58 Final Round 11
Women's Javelin F56-58 Final Round 9
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F57 Final Round 6
Women's Javelin F57/58 Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F57/58 Final Round 12
Women's Javelin F57/58 Final Round 9
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F56-58 Final Round 2
Women's Discus Throw F56/57 Final Round 3
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F55-57 Final Round 3
Women's Shot Put F55-57 Final Round 12
Women's Discus Throw F55-57 Final Round 4
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put THW7 Final Round 11
Women's Discus Throw THW7 Final Round 3
Women's Javelin THW7 Final Round 2
Women's Pentathlon PW3-4 Final Round 8
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-06 8
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F57/58 Final 1 2013-07-24 2
Women's Discus Throw F57/58 Final 1 2013-07-27 8
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F57 Final 1 2015-10-23 9
Women's Discus Throw F57 Final 1 2015-10-27 7
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F57 Final 1 2017-07-15 9