After being introduced to Paralympic sports in college, Jeremy Finton realized that he was the most successful at the track events and hasn’t looked back since. After a swimming accident left him with a spinal cord injury, Finton has focused on excelling in track and field.
Finton will be competing at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand in the 100m (T51) as well as the 200m (T51). He hopes that at world championships he will make the “A” standard while competing, a significant boost in his attempt to qualify for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.
He says that making the U.S. Paralympic Team is a “lofty goal that he set in the spring of 2006”.
Finton attended Sinclair Community College as well as Wright State University.
- 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships Team Member
- 2006: Silver medal, 100m (T51); bronze medal, 200m (T51) – U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Nationals, Atlanta, Georgia