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COX Sheldon
Sport Para athletics
NPC Jamaica   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthAnnotto Bay, JAM
Weight 50 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
T54
Further Personal Information
Residence
Jamaica
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Trade - Mechanic
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He has been into sports since 2004 in Kingston, Jamaica, but he did not take up wheelchair racing in a proper racing chair until 2015.
Why this sport?
He was influenced by his peer group.
Name of coach
Neville Sinclair [national], JAM; David Dyke [personal]
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Jamaica
General Interest
Hobbies
Powerlifting. (jamaicaparalympic.com, 11 Jan 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the Digicel Foundation 5km race in Jamaica in 2011. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
His mother Janice. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Ambitions
To become the first Jamaican wheelchair racer to compete at the Paralympic Games, in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. (jamaica-star.com, 27 Oct 2015; jamaicaparalympic.com, 26 Oct 2015)
Impairment
He has sacral agenesis. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He became the first Jamaican athlete, male or female, to compete in wheelchair racing at a world championships, when he took part in the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (jamaica-star.com, 27 Oct 2015; jamaicaparalympic.com, 26 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
20 2015 100m T54 19.37