Name: Deja Young
Classification: T46
Height: 5-6
Weight: 159
DOB: 6/10/1996
Birthplace: Wichita, Kan.
Hometown: Mesquite, Texas
High School: Horn High School (Mesquite, Texas)
College: Wichita State University
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016); Two-time medalist (2 gold)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, gold (100m, 200m)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – gold (100m, 200m)
  • Years of Participation: 2015, 2017
  • Medals: 4 (3 gold, 1 silver)
  • Gold – 2017 (100m, 200m); 2015 (100m)
  • Silver – 2015 (200m)
Personal: Deja is the oldest daughter of Don and Delora Young and older sister to Dyani....She graduated from a high school in Mesquite, Texas where she lettered all four years in track and field. ...Runs track for Wichita State University....Born with brachial plexus or shoulder dystocia causing nerve damage and limited mobility to her right shoulder.