Name: Ahkeel Whitehead
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline(s): Track and Field
Classification: T37
Height: 5-8
Weight: 150
DOB: 5/9/1995
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Chula Vista High School (Chula Vista, Calif.)
College: San Diego State University ‘17, Kinesiology
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, 12th (long jump)
World Championship Experience
  • Most Recent: 2013, team member
Other Career Highlights
  • 2013 IWAS Jr. World Championships member (gold 100m, silver 200m)
Personal: Son of Chris and Glady Whitehead, Whitehead was born with a mild form of cerebral palsy which affects the life side of his body. ...He entered Paralympic sport in 2011 after his high school coach connected with a U.S. Paralympics coach. ...He was a bass player during his time in high school where he was also named former defensive player of the year. ...Whitehead enjoys sleeping, Clash of Clans, playing skyrim and league of legends. ...Whitehead currently attends a San Diego State University as a full time student while also training full time at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.