RIO 2016 GAMES

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Amputee

Jeremy Campbell

Our circumstances aren't always the greatest, but we are born into a world where we have destiny

Hi. I’m Jeremy. I was born with Fibular Hemimelia. It was amputated when I was about 1 years old. I grew up in an athletic family, so I naturally gravitated towards sports regardless of my disability. I played multiple sports in high school including track and field. My sophomore year, I was introduced to the Paralympic scene and right after graduation in 2006 I began training for the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing China where I won my first Paralympic gold medal in the pentathlon while setting a new world record and winning in the discus as well. I no longer compete in the pentathlon, but defended my title in the discus at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and am the current world record holder with a throw of 64.25 meters (210 feet). I am currently training for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro! A motto to always remember: Our circumstances aren't always the greatest, but we are born into a world where we have destiny. We can overcome.

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