Jerome Singleton

Track and Field

Name: Jerome Singleton
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 100m, 4x100m relay, long jump
Classification: T44/F44
Height: 5-9
Weight: 165
DOB: 7/7/1986
Birthplace: Greenwood, S.C.
Hometown: Irmo, S.C.
High School: Dutch Fork High School (Irmo, S.C.) ‘04
College: University of Michigan, Industrial and Operations Engineering; Morehouse College ’11, Mathematics and Applied Physics
Paralympic Experience
  • Three-time Paralympian (2008, 2012, 2016), Paralympic medalist (1 silver)
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, 5th (200m), 6th (100m)
  • Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, silver (100m)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2013 – gold (4x100m relay), bronze (100m, 200m)
  • Years of Participation: 2011, 2013
  • Medals: 6 (2 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
  • Gold – 2013 (4x100m relay); 2011 (100m)
  • Silver – 2011 (4x100m relay, 200m)
  • Bronze – 2013 (100m, 200m)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials – Track & Field, bronze (100m); sixth (200m)
Personal: Raised in Irmo, South Carolina, Singleton balanced athletics and academics in his journey to becoming a Paralympic silver medalist. Born with a partial tibia in his right leg, he was only 18 months old when his leg was amputated below the knee and went on to become one of the top football high school prospects in South Carolina. Singleton attended Morehouse College where he double majored in mathematics and applied physics before transferring to the University of Michigan to add an industrial engineering degree. While in school, he interned at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland and CERN, the world’s largest particle physics laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2007, he competed at the U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships before booking his trip to his first Paralympic Games in Beijing. When he is not racing, Singleton spends time as a motivational speaker....Son of Jerome Sr. and Jacqueline Singleton…Has two sisters Shalena and Shenia, and one brother, Anthony…Intends to start a Ph.D program for biomechanics where he hopes to create a standardized method for aligning artificial limbs that will reduce wear and tear on people's joints, especially those of athletes…Played baseball, basketball and was a starting strong safety on his football team at Dutch Fork High School…While at NASA, he worked on several projects such as an engine to assist with the Mars landing, an imaging system for the early detection of cataracts, and the effects of photoactivity on subterranean termites.

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