Jonathan literally couldn’t swim the length of a full-sized pool when he started out on his triathlon journey. As a four-year-old he had come close to drowning in a backyard pool and was so traumatised by the event that right throughout his youth he refused to learn to swim and avoided all water sports.

That changed when Jonathan reached age 29 and he decided to take on a ‘challenge within a challenge’ and become Australia’s first male vision impaired triathlete at the Paralympic Games – a dream that has now come true.

Along the way to Tokyo 2020, Jonathan had some great results, including first placings in World Paratriathlon Series races Devonport, Edmonton and on the Gold Coast.

At the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Jonathan finished 6th with a time of 1:06.18.…

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Date of birth
7 November 1982
Past Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020

Vision impairment
How acquired
Bellambi, NSW
APS employee at the National Disability Insurance Agency
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

1st place in World Paratriathlon Series races - Devonport 2020, Edmonton 2018, Gold Coast 2016

Greatest sporting moments

Qualification to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Heroes/role models

My Pop, Mum, and all Paralympic athletes

Favourite quote
"Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss" - Eric Roth and "In the world through which I travel I am endlessly creating myself" - Frantz Fanon


  • Sport: Para-triathlon Classification: PTVI - B3

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