Name: Blake Leeper
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline(s): Track and Field
Classification: T43
DOB: 8/31/1989
Hometown: Kingsport, Tenn.
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2012); Two-time Paralympic medalist (1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • 2012 Paralympic Games, silver (400m), bronze (200m), 5th (100m)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2013 – gold (4 x 100m Relay), silver (200m, 100m, 400m)
  • Years of participation: 2011, 2013
  • Medals: 5 (1 gold, 4 silver)
  • Gold – 2013 (4 x 100m Relay)
  • Silver – 2013 (200m, 100m, 400m); 2011 (4 x 100m Relay)
Personal: Son of Edith and Bill...Was born without lower legs and has been using prosthetics since he was a toddler...Played basketball and baseball as a kid...Competed on his high school's varsity basketball team...Moved to Chula Vista Olympic Training Center in California in December 2011...Named International Paralympic Committee Athlete of the Month for July 2012...Previously named United States Olympic Committee Male Athlete of the Month.