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
Coach(es): Sherman Hart
Paralympic Experience
  • Three-time Paralympian (2008, 2012, 2016), Two-time Paralympic medalist (1 gold, 1 silver)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, 6th (100m), 13th (long jump)
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games, 5th (200m), 6th (100m)
  • Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, gold (4 x 100m relay), silver (100m)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – 4th (100m, 200m)
  • Years of Participation: 2011, 2013, 2017
  • Medals: 6 (2 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
  • Gold – 2013 (4x100m relay); 2011 (100m)
  • Silver – 2011 (4x100m relay, 200m)
  • Bronze – 2013 (100m, 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, just two days after his return from CERN in Switzerland, Singleton competed at the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships in Atlanta, securing a place on the U.S. Paralympic Team for the 2008 Paralympic Games. A three-time Paralympian Singleton spends time off the track as a motivational speaker, track coach, track official, and is pursuing his MBA with a finance concentration....Son of Jerome Sr. and Jacqueline Singleton…Has one sister Shalena and one brother Anthon…Played basketball, ran hurdles in track, 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.