Hailing from Victoria’s oldest inland town of Kilmore, Jake Lappin is quickly making a name for himself in the world of wheelchair racing.

Not long after attending a racing-specific training camp, he began competing alongside Australian Paralympic legends, Kurt Fearnley and Richard Coleman, and in 2010 he represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Jake was also dominant at the National Underage Championships that year, taking home five gold medals.

He made his Paralympic debut at the 2012 Games in London, and was a member of the 4x100m relay team that took bronze. The following year Jake competed at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France, and then again in 2015 in Doha, Qatar.

His career still in its infancy, Jake was ranked 17th in the world in the 400m and 800m heading into the 2016 Paralympic Games, but was confident in his ability to reach new heights …

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Date of birth
11 September 1992
Sport
Para-athletics
Past Paralympic Games

London 2012, Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Right leg limb deficiency
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Kilmore, VIC
Occupation
Student
Started competing
2007
First competed for Australia
2010
Sport career highlights

Reaching the 800m final at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 400m Classification: T54
  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 800m Classification: T54
  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 1500m Classification: T54
  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 4X400 relay Classification: T54

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