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RICKETTS Jason Vivian
Sport Para athletics
NPC Jamaica   
GenderMen
Age33
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kingston, JAM
Languages
English
Higher education
Media and Communications - University of the West Indies: Jamaica
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics [shot put] in 2018.
Senior International Debut
Year
2019
Competing for
Jamaica
Tournament
Pan American Games
Location
Lima, PER
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The past is history, the future is a mystery, the present is a gift. Let's accept it gratefully. You can't change the past, however, you can influence the future by releasing the things that once caused you pain and misery." (Facebook profile, 14 Feb 2021)
Other sports
He has represented Jamaica in Para cricket and served as a member of the Jamaica Visually Impaired Cricket Association [JAVICA]. (jamaica-gleaner.com, 30 Jul 2015; draftwebsites.weebly.com, 2012)
Impairment
His impairment resulted in total blindness after he was born with glaucoma. (loopjamaica.com, 29 Aug 2019; cds.mona.uwi.edu, 2014)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied for a degree in sanitary engineering at the University of Technology in Kingston, Jamaica. (Facebook profile, 29 Feb 2020; cds.mona.uwi.edu, 01 Jan 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2019 Shot Put F11 8.20