Jackie Christiansen

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Jackie Christiansen
Personal information
Nationality Danish
Born (1977-03-05) 5 March 1977 (age 39)
Country  Denmark
Sport Paralympic athletics
Disability class F44
Event(s) Throwing events

Jackie Christiansen (born 5 March 1977) is a Paralympic athlete from Denmark. When he was 17, he broke his leg during a football game. Because of a medical error, he developed gangrene, and his left leg was amputated below the knee. He competes in throwing events in the F44 classification.

Christiansen has competed in four Paralympics starting in 2000 in Sydney, Australia where he finished sixth in the shot putt for F44 athletes. He later improved on this, winning gold in 2004 in the F44/46 class and in 2008 in the F44 class. He also won two silver medals in the discus, in the F44/46 class in 2004 and the F44 class in 2008. He won the F42/44 shot put gold medal at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London.

Jackie Christiansen holds the world shot put record in the F44 class with 18.38 set 21 August 2011 in Olomouc, Czech Republic.[1]

Jackie Christiansen was trained by E.g. Gregersen and from 2011 by Simon Stewart.

Jackie Christiansen is a graduate orthopedist.

In February 2016, Christiansen announced the end of his active sports career as his shot put disability class wasn't on the programme for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.[2]


  1. ^ "IPC Athletics World Records". International Paralympic Committee. Archived from the original on January 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Danmarks største handicapidrætsnavn indstiller karrieren". DR. Retrieved 2016-02-05. 

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