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Shaquille Vance


  • 2012

Name: Shaquille Vance
Height: 6-2
Weight: 186
Classification: T42
DOB: 3/22/1991
Current Residence: Chula Vista, Calif.
High School: Houston High School (Houston, Mississippi) '10

Paralympic Experience:

  • 2012 Paralympic Games, silver (200m), 6th (shot put), 8th (100m)

Career Highlights:

  • 2015: Endeavor Games, 1st (100m, 200m, shot put); U.S. Paralympics National Championships, 1st (100m, 200m); Parapan American Games, 1st (100m)
  • 2013: IPC Athletics World Championships, fifth (shot put, 100m)
  • 2012: U.S. Paralympic National Championship, 1st (100m), 2nd (200m)
  • 2011: Parapan American Games, 1st (100m)
  • 2010: Endeavor Games, 1st (100m)

Facts: A multi-sport standout for the Houston High School Hilltoppers, Vance was injured during a football game on April 1, 2009. Fifteen days later, his leg was amputated above the knee. Vance learned to run again after being fitted for a prosthetic from a Jackson, Miss. company. After doing well at the 2010 Endeavor Games in Edmond, Okla., Vance qualified for the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Resident Team and moved to Chula Vista, California. He trains under U.S. Paralympics coach and 1984 Brazilian 800-meter Olympic gold medalist Joaquim Cruz. Vance made his Paralympic debut at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Vance is the father to two children.

Learn more: 
US Para Track and Field

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