Quick Facts

How acquired
Physical Impairment – Cerebral Palsy
Date of Birth
September 26, 1993
Canberra, ACT
Started Competing
First Competed for Australia
Career Highlights

Winning bronze for the F38 javelin at the 2013 IPC World Championships in Lyon


Young, strong and out to win, Jayden Sawyer has displayed determination and passion for Paralympic throwing since beginning his career as a 13-year-old in 2006.

A keen sportsman from a young age, Jayden competed against his able-bodied classmates until he discovered Para-sport for the first time at an ACT Schools Carnival. Having never seen other children with disabilities compete together, he told his mother he would compete the following year. Not only did he compete, he dominated the field and proved himself as a potential Paralympic athlete.

Showing outstanding potential, Jayden went from strength to strength over the following years and made his debut for Australia at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France. Exceeding all expectations, Jayden won bronze in the F38 javelin and placed sixth in shot put.

Jayden credits seven-time Paralympian Hamish MacDonald for his impressive result at the World Championships. Training under Hamish’s tutelage since 2013, Jayden says Hamish’s long list of achievements and his lengthy career has been an inspiration when training and has the utmost faith that he is in the best hands possible.

Outside of training, Jayden enjoys spending time with his friends and watching comedies. He lives by the quote ‘you only get what you put in’ and applies this directly this career as an athlete, as well as in his personal life.

Jayden hopes to make a long and fruitful career in Paralympic sport, and is looking forward to hopefully making his debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Athletics Disciplines: Javelin Classification: F38