“When I was first diagnosed, my family were thinking ‘what now?’. But for many parents of disabled children, I am the ‘what now’. I’m what their child can be too”
From a young age, Jonathan discovered a passion for paratriathlon, and a passion for winning. And with the announcement that Paratriathlon has been accepted into the 2016 Rio Paralympics, he currently trains with high performance coaches to make this a reality.
At 15, Jonathan was diagnosed with Usher Syndrome Type II, presenting him with moderate hearing loss, no peripheral vision and night-blindness. Today, Jonathan competes in the PT5 Visually-Impaired category in Paratriathlon. He has been selected as a member of Triathlon Australia’s High Performance ‘Winning-Edge’ Squad, having achieved the Australian National Paratriathlon Champion medal (2013 and 2014) and the Oceanic Paratriathlon Champion medal (2014). Having completed his Bachelor in Sport & Exercise science at the University of Canberra, he holds a heavy schedule of local and international races for the future. Jonathan is particularly focused with encouraging disabled youth to realise their potential.
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