Paralympian Sheldon Cox is all about making history

He made history at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar when he became the first Jamaican to take the track in the discipline of modern wheelchair racing.

Now he will be leaving for Rio this week to participate in a Power-lifting Workshop and thereafter he will be Jamaica’s first Paralympian to take place in a Paralympic qualifying event in his bid for a place in Rio come September.

Sheldon has now become accustomed to pioneering and establishing milestones but is quite humble in the wake of his achievements

“I am not overwhelmed but I am very grateful for this opportunity to break new ground for Jamaica”s Paralympians who will follow.”

Under the watchful and committed eye of David Dyke, his coach, Sheldon will power the weights in Rio as he sets out to lift national pride.