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Joel Gomez

Paralympian 2020

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Athlete Bio

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Jul 29, 2003


Encinitas, CA


Classical Academy (Escondido, Calif.) ‘21

classification: T13

Son of Rynn Whitley Gomez and Carlos Gomez...Born with a rare genetic disorder called blue cone monochromacy...Began running track with the Speed to Burn Track club in California when he was nine years old...Broke the five-minute mile barrier at age 13 while competing with the San Diego Waves club...Discovered Paralympic track and field at age 14...Has a running dog, Trixie...Enjoys music, playing instruments and singing...Teaches ukulele at his public library...Enjoys flying drones and cinematography.
  • 2019 World Para Athletics Junior Championships, gold (400-meter, 1,500-meter)
  • 2019 Triton Invitational, 19th (1,500-meter), 25th (800-meter)
  • 2018 Arizona Grand Prix, gold (long jump), bronze (100-meter, 1,500-meter)
  • One-time Paralympian (2020)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 10th (1,500-meter)
  • Most Recent: 2023 – 6th (1,500-meter)
  • Years of Participation: 2019, 2023
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