Name: Joel Gomez
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 1,500m
Classification: T13
Height: 5-8
Weight: 125
DOB: 7/29/2003
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: Encinitas, Calif.
High School: Classical Academy (Escondido, Calif.) ‘21
World Championship Experience
  • Most Recent: 2019 – 11th (1500m)
  • Years of Participation: 2019
  • Top Finish: 11th – 2019 (1500m)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 World Para Athletics Junior Championships, gold (400m, 1,500m)
  • 2019 Triton Invitational, 19th (1,500m), 25th (800m)
  • 2018 Arizona Grand Prix, gold (long jump), bronze (100m, 1,500m)
Personal: Son of Rynn Whitley Gomez and Carlos Gomez… Born with a rare genetic disorder called blue cone monochromacy…Began running track with the Speed to Burn Track club in California when he was nine years old…Broke the five-minute mile barrier at age 13 while competing with the San Diego Waves club…Discovered Paralympic track and field at age 14…Has a running dog, Trixie…Enjoys music, playing instruments and singing…Teaches ukulele at his public library…Enjoys flying drones and cinematography.