Name: John Kusku
Sport: Goalball
Classification: B2
Height: 5-11
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
Team/Club: Michigan Omega
Coach(es): Jessica Kusku
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2016, 2020); One-time Paralympic medalist (1 silver)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 4th
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, silver
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – 5th
  • Years of participation: 2014, 2018
  • Medals: 1 (1 bronze)
  • Bronze – 2014
Personal: Son of Altan and Julianne…Married to Jessica and 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 one-pound dumbbells…Hobbies include spending time with his family and listening to audiobooks, especially of the science and science fiction genre.