Three years have passed since James Turner first burst onto the international Para-athletics scene, and the rest of the world is still playing catch-up.
He made his Paralympic debut in the men’s 800m T36 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, and from the moment the gun sounded, the race was all but won. Crossing the line in 2:02.39, more than seven seconds ahead of his nearest rival, James obliterated the world record. It was the race of a lifetime, and rightfully earned him the title of Paralympics Australia’s 2016 Rookie of the Year.
Ten months later, James proved he was more than a one-trick pony, pushing his body to the limit to win three world titles from three events at the 2017 World Para-athletics Championships in London, England, before relocating to the ACT in 2018 to train under esteemed Para-athletics coach Iryna Dvoskina and alongside three of the world’s most …Read More