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1878-Tanto Campbell photo

Tanto Campbell

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F56

Further personal information

Residence
Jamaica
Languages
English
Higher education
Computing - Abilities Foundation: Jamaica

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1996 in Kingston, Jamaica.
Why this sport?
For the physical activity and competition.
Name of coach
Neville Sinclair [national], JAM

International debut

Year
2002
Competing for
Jamaica

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Breaking the F56 discus world record at the 2006 World Championships in Assen, Netherlands. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Show up and do your best." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he received a sporting achievement award from the RJR Sports Foundation, in recognition of his performance at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (jamaicaobserver.com, 15 Jan 2016)

He was Jamaica's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (jamaicaobserver.com, 29 Aug 2012)
Other sports
He has also represented Jamaica in wheelchair basketball. (wheelchairbasketball.ca, 2011)
Famous relatives
His twin brother Toto Campbell has competed in para-athletics. (paralympic.org, 04 Sep 2012)
Impairment
He was born with an impairment which affects his hands and legs. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Other information
LEADER
He captained the Jamaican team at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (jamaicaobserver.com, 11 Aug 2015)

OCCUPATION
He works as a private investigator. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; Linkedin profile, 01 Jan 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F57 Final Round 12
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F56 Final Round 3
Men's Javelin F55-56 Final Round 13
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F56 Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F55/56 Final Round 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F54-56 Final Round 2012-09-05 5
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F54-56 Final 1 2013-07-21 4
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F56 Final 1 2015-10-22 6
Men's Javelin F57 Final 1 2015-10-24 14