Jeff Skiba

Track and Field

Name: Jeff Skiba
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline(s): Track and Field
Event(s): High jump, javelin
Classification: F44
Height: 6-5
Weight: 175
DOB: 4/28/1984
Birthplace: San Jose, Calif.
Hometown: Sammamish, Wash.
High School: Skyline High School (Sammamish, Washington) '02
College: University of Phoenix, Criminal Justice
Paralympic Experience
  • Four-time Paralympian (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016); Four-time Paralympic medalist (1 gold, 3 silver)
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, silver (high jump), 8th (javelin)
  • Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, gold (high jump), silver (pentathlon)
  • Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, silver (high jump)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – bronze (high jump), 13th (javelin)
  • Years of Participation: 2002, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2015
  • Medals: 5 (2 gold, 3 bronze)
  • Gold – 2006 (high jump); 2002 (high jump)
  • Bronze – 2015 (high jump); 2011 (high jump); 2006 (high jump)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials - Track & Field, 2nd (high jump, javelin)
Personal: Son of Mark and Sheri Skiba....Has one brother, Bradley....Born without a fibula in his left leg due to fibular hemimelia, doctors amputated his leg below the knee when he was 11 months old....In 2008 became the first Paralympic athlete to clear the seven foot mark in high jump....Works as an officer with the San Diego Police Department...Knows Spanish.

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