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Jennifer Johnson

Table Tennis

Jennifer Johnson
  • 1984
  • 1988
  • 1992
  • 1996
  • 2000
  • 2004

Home (City, State):  Port Chester, New York
Birthdate: October 25
Class: 4
Coach(es): Rawle Alleyne & PieZhen Shao
Handed: Right
Grip:  Shakehand
Club Affiliation: Westchester Table Tennis Center and Burke Table Tennis Club

SPORTS/OTHER INVOLVEMENTS:

  • Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Westchester Independent Living Center
  • Member of Wheelchair Sports USA Sports Technical Committee
  • Tri-State wheelchair Athletic Association – Board Member
  • USATT Club Umpire certified
  • 2008 Alternate Athlete Services Coordinator for Beijing Paralympics
  • 2008 Table Tennis Coordinator, National Junior Disabled Championships, Rutgers, New Jersey
  • Member of Chicago 2016 Circle of Olympians and Paralympians
  • Organize and Managed 2005, 2006 and 2007 U.S. Paralympics Open International Table Tennis Championships
  • 2003-2008 Co-Chair, USA Table Tennis Disabled Players Committee
  • President of the American Wheelchair Table Tennis Association (AWTTA), 1988 to 2008
  • Organized and managed 2005, 2006 and 2007 US Paralympics Table Tennis Championships in Las Vegas and Chicago
  • Member of NYC 2012 Bid Committee Circle of Paralympians
  • President of the Burke Table Tennis Club, a USATT Affiliated Club
  • Member of U. S. Paralympics Sports Performance Team
  • Member of the Tri-State Wheelchair Athletic Association Board of Directors
  • Member of the United States International Teams - 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009,2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Member of Wheelchair Sports, USA since 1981
  • Member of Wheelchair Sports, USA International Games Preparation Committee
  • Organized and Coordinated National Table Tennis Championships 1990, 1991 and 1992
  • Charter Coordinator, first International Wheelchair Table Tennis Festival, Montclaire, New Jersey 1986
  • Organized and managed international teams to Austria and Argentina
  • Organized and managed goodwill trips to Shanghai, China and Kingston, Jamaica 1991 and 1994, respectively

 

TABLE TENNIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

International Achievements and Awards

  • 2011 Milwaukee Open, – Silver with Beesho of Japan in Ladies Teams
  • 2011 Copa Costa Rica, San Jose–Silver with Rena, Ireland in Ladies Teams
  • 2010 Copa Costa Rica, San Jose – Vronze in Ladies Class 4-5 Teams
  • 2009 Parapanam Games, Margarita Island, Venezuela – Ladies Class 4-5 Bronze Medalist
  • 2006 US Paralympic Table Tennis Championships, Las Vegas – Ladies - Silver Open, silver Class and Gold Teams
  • 2004 Paralympic Games, Athens (semi-retired after Athens)
  • 2003 U.S. Paralympics Open, Colorado Springs - Silver in Ladies Class 5 Teams
  • 2003 Mexican Open, Ecatepec, Mexico – Gold in Ladies Class 1-4 Singles
  • 2001 Pan American Games, Buenos Aires, Argentina – Bronze in Ladies Class Singles and Open
  • 1999 Pan American Games, Mexico City – Gold in Ladies Class Singles
  • 1996 Atlanta Paralympics – Gold in Ladies Class Singles, Bronze in Teams
  • 1995 Pan American Table Tennis Championships, Argentina – Gold in Ladies Class Singles and Open
  • 1995 8th International Table Tennis Tournament, Austria – Gold in Ladies Doubles, Class Singles and Open
  • 1990 Pan American Wheelchair Championships, Venezuela – Gold in Ladies Class Singles , Open and Doubles
  • 1988 Seoul Paralympics – Gold in Ladies Class 4 Teams and Ladies Singles Open, Silver in Ladies Class Singles
  • 1987 World Championships – Silver in Women’s Class Singles and Teams
  • 1984 Paralympic Games, Aylesbury, England – Silver in Ladies Class Singles and Teams  

National Achievements and Awards

Over twenty National and Regional Table Tennis Championships

Numerous awards for Outstanding Performance in the Sport of Table Tennis

SPECIAL COMMENDATIONS:

  • 2012 USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 2007 Inducted into Wheelchair Sports USA Hall of Fame
  • 2006 Burke Wheelchair Games Outstanding Female Athlete
  • 2003 Wheelchair Sports USA Athlete of the Year
  • 1997 The Burke Hospital Award for Athletic Excellency
  • 1996 Cover of Sports ‘N Spokes 1996 Atlanta Gold Medalist
  • 1995 Women’s Sports Foundation National Commercial – appeared with Kristy Yamaguchi and others during SkateAmerica
  • 1995 Appeared in Women’s Sport Foundation Brochure modeling specialized clothing
  • 1995 Essence Magazine, January Issue “Women Achieving Goals”
  • 1994 Recipient of Women’s Sports Foundation Grant for Travel and Training
  • 1993 Wheelchair Sports, USA Athlete of the Year
  • 1993 Appeared in commercial on National TV with Kristy Yamaguci for Women’s Sports Foundation
  • 1993 Nominee for Franklin Delano Roosevelt Award
  • 1984 First female representative to the East Coast All-Star Wheelchair Basketball Conference
  • 1982 Recipient of the Martha Dilg Award for Athletic Excellency

 

SUMMARY:

Numerous gold, silver and bronze medals, award and trophies internationally and nationally since 1981.  Numerous awards for outstanding performances in sports. Participated in many table tennis clinics and camps, videos, exhibitions and talks on disability awareness.

Competed for the Jamaican Paraplegic Team 1968-1980.  Captained the Jamaican Basketball Team to silver medal performances at the 1971 Pan American Games held in Jamaica and 1972 Paralympic Games, Heidelberg, Germany.

Additional Information

Member of the Jamaican Paraplegic Team 1968-1980

1968 – Israel

1972 – Heidelberg, Germany – Silver medal, Women’s Basketball Team

1976 – Montreal (boycotted per Govt.) – Too bad; we  were ready to capture the gold in Women’s basketball

1980 – Holland (Russia did not host Paralympics)

Medals in Paralympics

1972 – Silver in Women’s Basket ball

1984 – 2 silver in Table Tennis

1988 – Gold in Open Championship, Gold in Team Event and silver in Class Singles in Table Tennis.  The Team members comprised of Jackie DiLorenzo, Terese Terranova and Jennifer Johnson.

1996– Gold in Women’s Class singles and bronze in Teams.  Team members comprised of Terese Terranova and Jennifer Johnson

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