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Jonathan Broom-Edwards

Jonathan is a Paralympian in High Jump and the current defending World Champion. He was born with Talipes Equinovarus (more commonly known as clubbed foot) and competes in the Men’s T44 classification. It was only after the inspirational London Paralympics that he realised his impairment made him eligible for Paralympic competitions. Jonathan had been playing basketball at Loughborough University alongside studying aeronautical engineering when he and a friend decided to try high jump.

In his first major international competition (the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon in July 2013), Jonathan set a new personal best of 2.08m, attaining a Silver Medal. The 2015 World Championships in Doha saw Jonathan claim another Silver medal.

Fast-forward to Rio de Janeiro in September 2016, Jonathan achieved a season’s best of 2.10m to secure Silver in his Paralympic debut! After finally securing Gold at the 2019 World Championships. After Tokyo 2020 being delayed 1 year due to the Covid19 pandemichttps://www.high-endrolex.com/50, expectations were high for Jonathan. Under rainy conditions Jonathan achieved his dream and became Paralympic Champion brining the Gold Medal home!

Jonathan is a valued inspire+ ambassador, using his experiences as an athlete to inspire children in our member schools in whole school assemblies and practical workshops.

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Kempton House, Kempton Way
Dysart Road
Grantham
NG31 7LE

01476 578 137

info@inspireplus.org.uk

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