Josiah Jamison

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Josiah Jamison
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Jamison at the 2015 Parapan American Games
Personal information
Born (1982-08-18) August 18, 1982 (age 34)
Vance, South Carolina, U.S.
Height 196 cm (6 ft 5 in)[1]
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Sport
Sport Paralympic athletics
Disability class T12
Event(s) Sprint

Josiah Jamison (born August 18, 1982) is a visually impaired American sprint runner. He has retinitis pigmentosa, a hereditary eye disease that affects peripheral and night vision. He began racing at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind in Spartanburg and won a gold medal for the United States at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in the 100 m T12 event. He also competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics, but was disqualified in both the 100 m and 200 m heats for violating a newly implemented rule that a guide may not separate from the runner farther than 50 cm; his 4 × 100 m relay team also failed to finish at those Paralympics.[2] At the world championships Jamison won a gold, a silver and a bronze medal between 2006 and 2013.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Josiah Jamison. toronto2015.org
  2. ^ Phil Sarata (September 16, 2012) Paralympian disqualified, says he's still pursuing goals. thetandd.com
  3. ^ Josiah Jamison. teamusa.org