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Desmond Jackson

Paralympian 2016, 2020

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    Athlete Bio




    Sep 15, 1999


    Durham, NC


    Hillside High School (Durham, North Carolina) ‘17 Campbell University '21

    classification: T42

    Son of Andre and Deborah Jackson....Played basketball, soccer, baseball, and rode horses before finding his passion of track and field....First competed with the Carolina Cruisers, his track and field club in Charlotte, North Carolina....Competed in his first international meet with Team USA at the Parapan American Games in Toronto....His hobbies include playing gaming systems, watching sports, bike riding, reading, and socializing.
    • One-time Paralympian (2016)
    • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, 7th (long jump)
    • Most Recent: 2019 – 5th (100m), 7th (long jump)
    • Years of Participation: 2015, 2017, 2019
    • Top Finish: 5th – 2019 (100m)
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