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Elexis Gillette

Paralympics

Gillette
  • 2004
  • 2008
  • 2012

Name: Elexis Gillette
Sport: Track and Field
Height: 6’1”
Event: 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay, Long Jump, Triple Jump
Current Residence: Chula Vista, Calif.
College: East Carolina University '07, Recreation Management; University of Phoenix '12, MBA

Paralympic Experience:

  • 2004 Paralympic Games, silver (long jump)
  • 2008 Paralympic Games, silver (long jump)
  • 2012 Paralympic Games, silver (long jump) 

Career Highlights:

  • 2011 IPC World Championships, silver medal (triple jump), bronze medal (200m)
  • 2011 Desert Challenge Games, gold medal (long jump)
  • 2010 U.S. Paralympic National Championship, gold medal (long jump, triple jump 100m, 200m)
  • 2010 Paralympic World Cup, bronze medal (100m)
  • 2008 U.S. Paralympic National Championship, gold medal (long jump, triple jump)
  • 2007 Parapan American Games, silver (long jump)
  • 2006 IPC World Championship, silver (long jump)
  • 2003 IBSA World Games, fifth place (long jump)
  • 2003 News & Observer Athlete of the Year Award
  • 2002 USABA National Championship, gold medal
  • 2002 USABA Male Athlete of the Year
  • World record holder, long jump
  • American record holder, triple jump  

Facts: Son of Ervin Marshall and Verdina Gillette-Sims... Has one sister, Uvonne... Earned a master's degree in business administration from University of Phoenix in 2012... As an athlete, motivational speaker and singer/song writer, Elexis exemplifies the phrase, "No need for sign when you have vision"... Hobbies include music and BMX.

Learn more: 
US Para Track and Field

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