Quick Facts

Disability
Physical Impairment – Cerebral Palsy
Sport
Athletics
How acquired
Congenital
Date of Birth
April 14, 1996
Home
Cranbourne West, VIC
Occupation
Athlete
Started Competing
2012
First Competed for Australia
2015
Games Experience

Rio 2016

Heroes

Richie McCaw and Steve Price

Career Highlights

Competing in his first Para-athletics tournament in Canberra

Greatest Moment

The All Blacks winning the 2011 Rugby World Cup

Bio

New Zealand-born Jessee Wyatt began playing sport at the insistence of his surgeon, and while involved in Para-equestrian, met the wife of his current coach, John Eden, who spotted his talent for shot put.

Following this chance encounter in 2012, Jessee debuted for Australia at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, where he placed 5th. He went one better at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, securing a 4th place finish and Oceanic record, with just 28cm standing between Jessee and bronze.

In ten years’ time, he hopes to be a two-time Paralympian with at least one medal under his belt, and off the back of his results in Rio, looks to be well on his way.

Off the field, Jesse can be found camping at the Bemm River in Victoria.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Athletics Disciplines: Shot put Classification: F33