Name: Desmond Jackson
Sport: Track and Field
Classification: T42
Height: 5-9
Weight: 135
DOB: 9/15/1999
Birthplace: Durham, N.C.
Hometown: Durham, N.C.
High School: Hillside High School (Durham, North Carolina) ‘17
College: Campbell University '21
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, 7th (long jump)
World Championship Experience
  • Most Recent: 2019 – 5th (100m), 7th (long jump)
  • Years of Participation: 2015, 2017, 2019
  • Top Finish: 5th – 2019 (100m)
Personal: Son of Andre and Deborah Jackson....Played basketball, soccer, baseball, and rode horses before finding his passion of track and field....First competed with the Carolina Cruisers, his track and field club in Charlotte, North Carolina....Competed in his first international meet with Team USA at the Parapan American Games in Toronto....His hobbies include playing gaming systems, watching sports, bike riding, reading, and socializing.