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 …Read More