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Tyler Jones

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F64, T64

Further personal information

Languages
English

General interest

Hobbies
Shooting, spending time with friends. (challengedathletes.org, 01 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (sportsnspokes.com, 21 Jun 2018)
Hero / Idol
US Para sprinter Shaquille Vance. (methodistonline.org, 01 Jan 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't be shy, put yourself out there as much as possible. Be open to trying new things and meeting new people and athletes. [Sports] can help you find yourself. It can make you see parts of yourself you never knew were there. To be able to push through any pain and negativity is the best feeling as an athlete." (sportsnspokes.com, 21 Jun 2018)
Other sports
He represented his high school in wrestling at state tournaments in the United States of America. (challengedathletes.org, 01 Aug 2018; sportsnspokes.com, 21 Jun 2018)
Impairment
His right leg was amputated below the knee after he was diagnosed with fibrosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, at age two. (sportsnspokes.com, 21 Jun 2018)