APHANSO CUNNINGHAM, O.D.

APHANSO CUNNINGHAM, O.D.

Alphanso“Ambassador” Cunningham’s credentials as a Paralympian achiever is well known and celebrated. Confidently efficient, he is very familiar with the top of the medal podium at international championships in track and field where the national anthem is played in recognition of his golden successes.

World Games, Birmingham, England – 2003
Gold – Discus

Para Pan American Games, Argentina – 2003
Gold, Discus (Pan American Record)
Gold, Javelin

Paralympic, Athens, Greece – 2004
Gold, Discus (World/Olympic Record)

World Games, Assens, Netherlands – 2006
Silver, Discus

Para Pan American Games, Brazil – 2007
Gold, Discus
Silver, Javelin

Paralympic, Beijing, China – 2008
Placed 4th in the Discus Final

USA Americas Cup (Qualifying Event) USA – 2010
Gold, Discus (Meet Record)
Gold Javelin (Meet Record)

Para Pan American Games,Guadalajara, Mexico – 2011
Gold, Discus (Para Pan American Record)
Silver, Javelin

Paralympic Games, London, UK – 2012
Gold, Javelin (Regional Record)

Para Pan American Games, Toronto, Canada – 2015
Gold, Discus (F51/F52/F53/F57)
Bronze, Javelin  (F51/F52/F53/F57)

Paralympic Gamea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 2016
Placed 5th Men’s F54 Javelin.
Placed 10th Men’s F54 Shot Put                               ‎

Also a wheelchair basketball athlete with distinction, Alphanso has been there, done it and continues to do it with supreme authority.

 

Shane Hudson

Shane Hudson

From the tender age of six, Shane demonstrated a serious love for running competitively. To date, he has not waned but intensified with the successes he has earned in his amateur career.

At Grayer Field Basic School, he was admired for his ability to move fast while others seemed at a standstill and this reputation followed him toMoneaguePrimary where he represented the school, while in Grade Four, in the 60m dash and 150m. On graduating to Grade Five, he participated in the 100m, 200m, and 400m where he seldom was in any position other than first.

MoneagueJunior High was no different. Being the competitor he is, he represented the school, while in Grade seven, in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, and the relays, and was its golden boy. Being the multifaceted person he is, his exploits extended to the long jump where the measure of his talent was just short of the length of the pit.

But it was at Ocho Rios High that others truly appreciated his talent as an athlete while competing at the Central Championships and Western Relays in the 200m and 400m which have now become his signature events. Medals were gained and more came when in 2006 and 2007 he represented Jamaica, as a Special Olympian, at the celebrated Penn Relays in Frankfield, in the United States, where on each occasion he ran from behind the leaders on the anchor leg to strike gold for his country.

He graduated from the paralympic movement in 2009 and then began what no doubt would be an inspiring record in athletics.

Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India – 2010
Placed 3rd insemi-final 100m

Para Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico – 2011
Silver – T 47400m
Placed 6th – T 47 200m final

IPC World Athletics Championships, Lyon, France‎ – 2013  
Finalist T47 400m‎(DNS)

Para Pan American Games, Toronto, Canada – 2015 
Silver – T 47 400m‎

IPC World Athletics Championships, Doha, Qatar – 2015 
Silver T 47 400m‎

Paralympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 2016       
Placed fourth T 47 400m

 

Sylvia Grant, O.D

Sylvia Grant, O.D

Sylvia Grant, the most decorated Jamaican female Paralympian in recent history.

Focused and centered, Sylvia is a study of concentration and determination in achieving success, and her loyalty to the Paralympic movement is admirable and so is her record.

Para-Olympic, Korea – 1988
Silver, Pentathlon (Silver, Discus, Silver, Javelin)

Pan American Games, Venezuela – 1989
Gold, Pentathlon (Gold Discus, Gold, Javelin)

World Games, England Birmingham – 1990
Silver, Pentathlon (Gold, Discus, Silver, Javelin)

Para-Olympic, Barcelona, Spain – 1992
Silver, Discus

Para-Olympic, USA, Atlanta – 1996
Bronze, Discus

Pan American Games, Mexico – 1999
Gold, Discus

Paralympic Games, Sydney, Australia – 2000                   
Finalist

World Games, France – 2002
Silver, Discus‎

World Games, England, Birmingham 2003
Bronze, Discus
Bronze, Javelin

Para Pan American Games, Argentina – 2003
Gold, Discus
Silver, Javelin

Paralympic, Athens – 2004                                                
Finalist

World Games, Netherlands, Assens – 2006                          
Finalist

Para Pan American Games, Brazil – 2007
Silver, Javelin‎

Paralympic Games, Beijing, China – 2008                            
Finalist

USA Americas Cup – 2010
Gold, Discus
Silver, Javelin

Para Pan American Games – 2011
Silver, Javelin (Para Pan American Record, F57)

She continues the journey of accomplishments with untiring faith in her own ability and buoyed by her several successes

Tanto Campbell, O.D

Tanto Campbell, O.D

Anyone who knows Tanto Campbell or even has a nodding acquaintance with him, will attest to the mettle of the man who is a champion of his game on and off the field of competition.

He is a competitor, fair but firm. He is sportsman by the rules and by example; and he is a Paralympian in nature and by achievement.

Just take a look at his enviable track record:

Orlando, Florida, USA – 2002
Silver – Discus

British Open, England – 2003
Gold – Discus

Para Pan American Games, Argentina – 2003
Gold – Discus

Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece – 2004
Bronze – Discus

IPC World Athletic Championships,  Assens, Netherlands – 2006
Gold – Discus (World Record)

Commonwealth Games – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – 2006
Gold – Discus

Para Pan American Games, Brazil – 2007
Silver – Discus

Paralympic Games, Beijing, China – 2008
Bronze – Discus

Para Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico – 2008
Silver – Discus‎‎

IPC World Athletics Championships – 2013

Para Pan American Games, Toronto, Canada – 2015

Gold, Men’s F56 Javelin
Silver Men’s F56 Discus
IPC World Athletics Championships, Doha, Qatar ‎ Placed 5(h Men’s F56 Discus
Placed 7th Men’s F56 Javelin

Yet with all that metallic glory he remains grounded and determined to help capitalize and give value to the Paralympic movement with a personal investment of loyalty, commitment, and goodwill.

Chairman of the Jamaica Wheelchair Basketball Federation and the Federation’s delegate to the Americas Wheelchair Basketball Federation, Tanto is dedicating his time and overtime to developing this Paralympic sport nationally and regionally. His gaze is focused on the basket, his hand is steady yet nimble for the shoot and his mission will be accomplished.

A Capital and Credit Merchant Bank scholarship recipient, his goal is to read law in his bid to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree and after that to qualify as Counsel at the Jamaica Bar.

So for him, the journey has not ended. It continues as he climbs new mountains in reaching further horizons.

Tevaughn Thomas

Tevaughn Thomas

Tevaughn is a Paralympic youth on a mission which he will tell you has a destination at the top of the podium at an international game and thereafter a destiny characterized by regional and global medals.

He hails from the parish of Saint Ann where his Paralympic life was born and only recently migrated next door to the parish of St. Mary where he now attends St. Mary High School.

A determined talent, his advent at the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games provides a first experience which will wet his feet for greater feats.

Shauna Kay Hines

Shauna Kay Hines

Shauna Kay Hines is a very gifted para-athlete who was only introduced to Taekwondo in late 2017 but has excelled since then in defiance of her fledgling years.

Focused and determined, she complements these attributes with an appetite to learn and humility to master the art and science of the sport. Taekwondo is her sport and she continues to own it with conviction.

 

US Open Para-Taekwondo Championships – January 2017
Silver Medal (Class K44 58g)

Aruba Open Taekwondo Championships – May 2017
Earned points toward the 2020 Paralympic qualification

2017 RJR Gleaner Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award:
– Para Sports Female Athlete of the Year; and
– Taekwondo Athlete of the Year

US Open Taekwondo Championships – January 2018
Silver Medal (Class K44 58g)

Pan Am Para Open International Taekwondo Championships – July 2018
Bronze Medal (Class K44 58g)

2018 RJR/Gleaner Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award:
– Para Sports Female Athlete of the Year