Athletes

Jade Jones

At a school sports day, Jade met Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson who asked her to try a racing chair. She made her Paralympic debut in London.

  • Events:
    Athletics, Wheelchair Tennis
  • Home Town:
    Middlesbrough
  • Lives:
    Middlesbrough
  • Trains:
    Clariville, County Durham
  • Date Of Birth:
    04/01/1996
  • Games Attended:
    London 12

A few weeks later, she went to a training session with the Paralympian and Jade has worked with her to develop her Athletics career since then. She has now been competing for over three years and cites Tanni Grey-Thompson and Chantal Petitclerc as her sporting inspirations.

Amongst Jade’s career highlights is her performance at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she finished in 5th place in the T54 200m.

At London 2012, she made her Games debut aged just 16, qualifying for her first Paralympic final in the T54 1500m.

Jade is still completing her studies and hopes to develop a career in law in the future.

She was born with her femur missing.

Major Results

  • 2012 London Paralympic Games
  • T54 400m: 6th (rd1 ht1)
    T54 800m: 5th (rd1 ht1)
    T54 1500m: 10th
     
  • 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, Lyon, France
  • T54 400m: 8th
    T54 800m: 8th
    T54 1500m: 10th
    T54 5000m: 8th
  • 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • T54 200m: 5th
    T54 400m: 7th
    T54 800m: 8th
     

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