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Jaydin Blackwell

Para World Athletics Championship 2023 (2 Golds)

Jaydin Blackwell celebrates after winning the Men's 400m T38 Final in Paris, France.
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2023 Parapan American Games - Para Track and Field

November 17, 2023 - November 26, 2023 | Santiago, Chile

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Paris 2023 Para Athletics World Championships

July 8 - 17, 2023 | Paris, France

Athlete Bio

Jaydin Blackwell celebrates while holding the American flag
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Mar 16, 2004


Oak Park, MI


Purdue University Northwest

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, at 26 weeks... Moved back to Michigan at less than a year old to be closer to family, including grandmother... Was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age 6, which affects the muscles in his legs... Started track and field after family friends invited him and his brother to join the AAU's Motor City Track Club in Detroit, Michigan... Competed collegiately at Purdue University Northwest... First heard about Para track and field through his mother Rochelle, who was on the lookout for opportunities for her son... After several knee surgeries from injuries sustained playing soccer and running in 2021, Blackwell worked his way back to top form and made his international Para track and field debut at the 2023 Para Athletics World Championships, where he won two gold medals and set a world record... Holds the world record in the mens T38 400m with a time of 48.49... Has one brother, Myron... Outside of track, enjoys football, anime and video games...

Career Highlights

  • 2018 4x100 and 4x400 AAU Jr. Olympian Medalist
  • 2020 200-meter, 4x200 and 4x400 Indoor State Medalist
  • 2021 100-meter, 200-meter, 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 Outdoor Regional Medalist
  • 2021 200-meter and 4x400 Indoor State Medalist
  • 2021 SMR Nike Outdoor High School National Medalist
  • 2023 100-meter and 400-meter U.S. Para Track and Field National Champion

  • Most Recent - 2023 (GOLD - 100-meter, 400-meter)
  • Years of Participation: 2023
  • Medals: 2 (2 gold)
  • Gold: 2023 (400-meter, 100-meter)

Jaydin's first Worlds

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