Born without his tibia and a shortened fibula, Jeremy McGrath learned to walk with the aid of a prosthetic leg. As he got older, the prosthesis, which had heavy metal braces and straps, became increasingly uncomfortable, limiting his mobility.

When Jeremy was 16 he decided to have his right leg amputated below the knee so that he could use a simpler and more aerodynamic prosthesis and, inspired by the athletes competing at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, began considering a career in Para-sport.

Unable to play soccer with his new prosthetic leg, Jeremy developed an interest in rowing, and in December 2012 he joined the Macquarie University rowing team.

Not long after, he attended a Paralympics Australia Talent Search Day. Linked with Balmain Rowing Club, Jeremy soon began competing against other athletes with disabilities.

The Lane Cove local made his international debut at the 2014 FISA World Rowing Championships in …

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Date of birth
21 April 1994
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Physical Impairment – Below knee limb loss
How acquired
Amputation due to limb deficiency
Lane Cove, NSW
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Winning silver at the 2014 FISA World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Greatest sporting moments

Watching the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games


  • Sport: Para-rowing Discipline: Mixed coxed four Classification: PR3-PI

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