Jeremy Campbell competes in the men's discus throw F44 final at the IPC World Para Athletics Championships 2017 on July 16, 2017 in London.
Can a three-time Paralympic medalist continue to raise his game even more? That certainly appears to be the case for Campbell, a two-time gold medalist in discus and a modern pentathlon gold medalist in 2008. Campbell came up short in his bid for a third Paralympic discus gold medal with a fourth-place finish in 2016, but recently posted a new world record throw of 65.86 meters at the Desert Challenge Games in Arizona. Expect Campbell to remain at the top of his game.
Hatz is one of the younger members of Team USA at 20 and is looking to make her first Paralympic Games. She’s already accomplished a lot at the junior level, winning two world junior championships. The sprinter made her senior world championship debut in 2019, finishing fifth in the 200-meter and eighth in the 100-meter. The 2018 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field High School Female Athlete of the Year moved to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, shortly after graduation to advance her training in pursuit of a Paralympic spot.
Malone will finally get the chance to build on some of the momentum he built up with an outstanding 2019. Malone won gold medals in the 4x100 at the Parapan American Games, gold in the 100 and 200 at the world junior championships, then made his senior world championships debut by helping the U.S. win gold in the 4x100 universal relay. Oh, and he was also Indiana state champion in the 200. Malone has since gone on to Indiana State, where he was a standout freshman on the Sycamores track team. Malone is already near a Paralympic level; his personal best time in the 100 would have won gold in 2016.