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ADAMS Jeffrey
Sport Para athletics
NPC Canada   
GenderMen
Age52
Place of BirthMississauga, CAN
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Toronto, ON, CAN
Occupation
Athlete, Motivational Speaker
Languages
English, French
General Interest
Impairment
He was diagnosed with cancer as an infant and underwent radiation treatment. But at the age of nine it was discovered that the treatment had damaged his spinal cord. (speakers.ca, 24 Jan 2012)
Other information
MARVEL WHEELCHAIRS AND ICON WHEELCHAIRS
He is co-founder of Toronto-based wheelchair manufacturers, Marvel Wheelchairs, with Christian Bagg. But in 2010, Cervélo, a Canadian bicycle manufacturer that helped launch Marvel Wheelchairs, took over the business so the pair started another line called Icon Wheelchairs. (vancouver2010.com, 05 Mar 2010; The Globe and Mail, 12 Jan 2012)

SUSPENSION
In 2006, he was suspended for two years from international competition for testing positive for cocaine. In May 2008, the Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned the suspension, and Adams was able to compete for a spot at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (cbc.ca, 20 May 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 1988 1500m 5-6 4:01.78
3 1988 800m 5-6 2:06.44
2 1992 4 x 400m Relay TW3-4 3:26.85
2 1992 800m TW4 1:40.72
2 1996 400m T53 48.95 
1 1996 800m T53 1:38.34 
3 1996 4 x 400m Relay T52-53 3:21.63 
1 2000 1500m T54 3:10.98
3 2000 4 x 100m Relay T54 55.22
Semifinal 2000 4 x 400m Relay T54  
2 2000 400m T54 48.95
3 2000 5000m T54 10:55.43
1 2000 800m T54 1:38.22
  2000 Marathon T54  DNS
3 2004 400m T54 47.73 
9 2004 800m T54 1:35.99 
5 2004 1500m T54 3:05.97 
18 2004 5000m T54 10:31.64 
  2008 400m T54  DNS
  2008 1500m T54  DSQ
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 1994 400m T53 49.47
1 1994 4 x 100m Relay T52-53 54.07
2 1994 1500m T53 3:20.96
2 1994 800m T53 1:39.73
1 1998 200m T55 26.61
1 1998 1500m T55 3:13.62
1 1998 5000m T55 11:33.02
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 1994 800m Wheelchair 1:44.94