-Our Athletes Profile-

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.

2003

World Games, Birmingham, England
Gold – Discus

2003

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

2004

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

2006

World Games, Assens, Netherlands
Silver, Discus

2007

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

2008

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

2010

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

2011

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

2012

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

2015

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

2016

Paralympic Gamea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil      

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.

Alphanso Cunningham, a Paralympian with vision and on a mission.


SHANE HUDSON

From the tender age of six, Shane demonstrated a serious love for running competitively, which to date has not waned, but rather has 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 stand still 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 talentwasjust short of the length of the pit.

But it was at Ocho Rios High that others became truly appreciative of 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 to theparalympicmovement in 2009 and then began what no doubt would be an inspiring record in athletics.

2010

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

2011

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

2013

IPC World Athletics Championships, Lyon,France‎      Finalist T47 400m‎(dns)

201‎5

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

201‎5

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

201‎6

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

Shane Hudson, a Paralympian with vision and on a mission.


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.

1988

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

1989

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

1990

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

1992

Para-Olympic, Barcelona, Spain
Silver, Discus

1996

Para-Olympic, USA, Atlanta
Bronze, Discus

1999

Pan American Games, Mexico
Gold, Discus

2000

Paralympic Games, Sydney, Australia                      Finalist

2002

World Games, France
Silver, Discus‎

2003

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

2003

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

2004

Paralympic, Athens                                                    Finalist

2006

World Games, Netherlands, Assens                          Finalist

2007

Para Pan American Games, Brazil
Silver, Javelin‎

2008

Paralympic Games, Beijing, China                             Finalist

2010

USA Americas Cup
Gold, Discus
Silver, Javelin

2011

Para Pan American Games
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

Sylvia Grant, a Paralympian with vision and on a mission.


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. 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:

2002

Orlando, Florida, USA
Silver – Discus

2003

British Open, England
Gold – Discus

2003

Para Pan American Games, Argentina
Gold – Discus

2004

Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece
Bronze – Discus

2006

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

2006

Commonwealth Games – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Gold – Discus

2007

Para Pan American Games, Brazil
Silver – Discus

2008

Paralympic Games, Beijing, China
Bronze – Discus

2011

Para Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico
Silver – Discus‎‎

2013

IPC World Athletics Championshops

2015

Para Pan American Games, Toronto, Canada

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 capitalise 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 the development of 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 thereafter 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.

Tanto Campbell, a Paralympian with vision and on a mission.


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 characterised with 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.

Tevaughn, a Paralympian with vision and on a mission..


SHAUNAKAY HINES

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

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

January 2017

US Open Para-Taekwondo Championships

Silver Medal (Class K44 58g)

May 2017

Aruba Open Taekwondo Championships

Earned points towards 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

January 2018

US Open Taekwondo Championships

Silver Medal (Class K44 58g)

July 2018

Pan Am Para Open International Taekwondo Championships

Bronze Medal (Class K44 58g)

2018 RJR/Gleaner Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award:

– Para Sports Female Athlete of the Year

Shauna Kay Hines, a para-athlete on a mission and with a clear destination in mind.