Name: Raymond Martin
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 100-meter, 400-meter, 800-meter, 1,500-meter
Classification: T52
Height: 4-10
DOB: 1/2/1994
Birthplace: Jersey City, N.J.
Hometown: Jersey City, N.J.
High School: Hudson County Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) '12
College: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign '16, Kinesiology
Team/Club: University of Illinois
Coach(es): Adam Bleakney
Paralympic Experience
  • Three-time Paralympian (2012, 2016, 2020); 10-time Paralympic medalist (7 golds, 3 silver)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold (100-meter); silver (400-meter, 1,500-meter)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, gold (400-meter, 1,500-meter), silver (100-meter)
  • Paralympic Games London 2012, gold (100-meter, 200-meter, 400-meter, 800-meter)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – gold (100m), bronze (400m)
  • Years of Participation: Track and Field – 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019; Marathon – 2015
  • Medals: 13 (10 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Gold – 2019 (100m), 2017 (100m), 2015 (Marathon, 100m, 1500m), 2013 (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m)
  • Silver – 2017 (400m, 1500m)
  • Bronze – 2019 (100m)
Personal: Son of Daniel and April Martin...Has one brother, Richard...Born with a congenital disorder known as arthrogryposis that affects his joint flexibility from his ankles to his neck...Was in kindergarten when he got into his first racing chair but didn’t race competitively until his late teens...Aspires to pursue a career as a physician’s assistant after racing...Heroes include his parents, Stephen Hawking and U.S. teammate Amanda McGrory...Enjoys going to concerts in his free time...First man to win five individual world titles at a single IPC event