New Zealand-born Jessee Wyatt began playing sport at the insistence of his surgeon, and while involved in Para-equestrian, met the wife of his current coach, John Eden, who spotted his talent for shot put.

Following this chance encounter in 2012, Jessee debuted for Australia at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar, where he placed fifth. He went one better at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, securing a fourth place finish and Oceanic record, with just 28cm standing between Jessee and bronze.

In 10 years’ time he hopes to be a two-time Paralympian with at least one medal under his belt, and off the back of his results in Rio, looks to be well on his way.

Off the field, Jessee can be found camping at the Bemm River in Victoria.…

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Date of birth
14 April 1996
Sport
Para-athletics
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Cerebral palsy
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Cranbourne West, VIC
Occupation
Athlete
Started competing
2012
First competed for Australia
2015
Sport career highlights

Competing in his first Para-athletics tournament

Greatest sporting moments

The All Blacks winning the 2011 Rugby World Cup

Heroes/role models

Richie McCaw and Steve Price

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: Shot put Classification: F33

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