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.

 

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