Name: Jackson Atwood
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 100m, 800m, 1,500m
Classification: T54
Height: 4-6
Weight: 120
DOB: 6/23/2003
Birthplace: Dongguan, China
Hometown: Spokane, Wash.
High School: Central Valley High School (Spokane Valley, Wash.) ‘21
Team/Club: ParaSport Spokane
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 World Para Athletics Junior Championships, gold (100m, 400m, 800m), bronze (1,500m)
  • 2018 Arizona Grand Prix, gold (200m), 4th (800m, 5,000m), 5th (1,500m), 7th (400m)
  • 2017 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships, 4th (1,500m), 5th (800m), 6th (200m), 7th (100m)
Personal: Son of Morgen and Jeffrey…Has a sister, Lillian…Adopted from China…Born with a birth defect called proximal femoral focal discrepancy with minor spina bifida… Underwent a amputation of his left foot, knee fusion, and bone graft connecting his under-developed left femur to his knee, tibia and fibula…Introduced to adaptive sports through ParaSport Spokane, beginning with wheelchair basketball and transitioning to track…Enjoys riding his bike, playing Xbox, collecting sunglasses, curating digital music playlists, handing out with friends, watching movies, playing school sports and attending school activities…Learned to scuba dive in the Grand Caymans through a program called Stay Focused…Plays the guitar, clarinet and marimba…Can code in Javascript.