Name: John Kusku
Sport: Goalball
Classification: B2
Height: 5-11
Weight: 180
DOB: 8/6/1984
Birthplace: Warren, Mich.
Hometown: Commerce Township, Mich.
High School: Warren Mott High School (Warren, Mich.) ‘02
College: Western Michigan University ’07, Mathematics and Physics Secondary Education; M.A. ’09, Mathematics
Paralympic Experience
  • Paralympian (2016); One-time medalist (1 silver)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, silver
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018
  • Years of Participation: 2014, 2018
  • Medals: 1 (1 bronze)
  • Bronze – 2014
Personal: Son of Altan and Julianne…Married to Jessica…Has a son, George…Born with a hereditary degenerative retinal disease… Legally blind with less than one degree of vision left in each eye…Was introduced to goalball at a Sports Education Camp hosted by the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes at West Michigan University at a young age. …Teaches high school math and physics. ... His wife coaches his team, Michigan Omega, and helps build workouts for training…One of his favorite moments is when his son imitates his strength workouts with 1 lb. dumbbells…Hobbies include listening to audiobooks, especially of the science and science fiction genre.