2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Dohnt
|Born||20 November 1989 (age 25)
Adelaide, South Australia
Jay Dohnt (born 20 November 1989 in Adelaide, South Australia) is a Paralympic swimming competitor from Australia. He is a bilateral below the knee amputee as a result of meningococcal disease at the age of thirteen. He is also missing four fingers on his right hand. He chose swimming as legs were not required to do it and obtained a scuba diving ticket.
In 2006, he was the only competitor in the men’s freestyle multi-disability section of the 2006 Australian Open Water Swimming Titles in Melbourne, Victoria. He won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Games in the men's 400 m freestyle S7 event. He is an Australian Institute of Sport paralympic swimming and South Australian Sports Institute scholarship holder. He was unable to compete in 2010 due to a serious shoulder injury. In 2011, he won a silver medal in the men's 400m freestyle S7 at the Para Pan Pacific Championships in Edmonton, Canada. He is currently training for the London Paralympics .
In 2008, he took up golf.
- 2005 Pride of Australia Courage Award.
- 2007 Athlete of the Year award in South Australian Wheelchair Sports.
- 2009 Swimming SA Hall of Fame inductee.
- 2011 Tanya Denver Award, given to the Advertiser Channel Seven Sports Star of the Year who displays endeavour and sportsmanship.
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