Jamol Pilgrim

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Jamol Allan Pilgrim[1] (born 24 January 1991[1]) is an Antiguan and Barbudan sprinter.

On 22 November 2009, at a time when he was a young sprinter with Olympic aspirations, he was injured in a traffic accident which resulted in his right leg being amputated above the knee. He continued running, with a prosthetic, and met the qualifying times for the 2012 Summer Paralympics, running the 100m in 14.62s and the 200m in 33.24s. As a consequence, on 15 March 2012 the Antigua and Barbuda Paralympic Committee was established, specifically so that he could take part in the London Games. He was his country's first and only representative at the London Paralympics, where he took part in the men's 100m T42 sprint.[2][3][4] His time of 15.76 was a season's best, but he finished last of his heat, and did not advance to the final.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Bio sheet, London 2012 official website
  2. ^ "Sprinter to Represent Antigua and Barbuda", International Paralympic Committee, 29 June 2012
  3. ^ "PILGRIM LAUNCHES HISTORIC ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE", ABPC press release, 21 March 2012
  4. ^ "Antigua and Barbuda NOC to help amputee sprinter Pilgrim achieve London 2012 Paralympic dream", Inside World Parasport, 8 October 2011
  5. ^ "Results: Men's 100m - T42", London 2012 official website