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GRANT Sylvia
Sport Para athletics
NPC Jamaica   
GenderWomen
Age59
Place of BirthPortland, JAM
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F57
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began her sporting career in 1987 in Kingston, Jamaica.
Why this sport?
A friend introduced her to sports.
Name of coach
Neville Sinclair [national], JAM
Senior International Debut
Year
1988
Competing for
Jamaica
General Interest
Nicknames
Silly, Silver (Athens 2004)
Most influential person in career
Her family, and coach Neville Sinclair. (iriefm.net, 19 Aug 2021; Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Age is just a number." (iriefm.net, 19 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
She was Jamaica's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (paralympic.org, 15 Aug 2015)

In 2014 she received an Order of Distinction from the Jamaican government for outstanding contribution to sports. Several days later she was also gifted a motorised wheelchair from the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development and the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation [KSAC], to replace the manual device that she had used for the last 10 years. (jis.gov.jm, 28 Oct 2014)

In 2013 she received the keys to the city of Kingston, Jamaica, in recognition of her sporting achievements. (jamaica-gleaner.com, 15 Dec 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, which will be her eighth Paralympic Games. (iriefm.net, 19 Aug 2021)
Impairment
She was born with paraplegia. (sportscaribe.com, 23 Aug 2009)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 1988 Discus Throw 5 18.38
2 1988 Javelin Throw 5 17.16
2 1988 Pentathlon 5-6 2211
3 1992 Discus Throw THW7 20.88
2 1992 Javelin Throw THW7 17.76
3 1996 Javelin Throw F55-57 18.98 
7 2000 Discus Throw F58 22.21
6 2000 Javelin Throw F58 18.67
11 2004 Discus Throw F56-58 22.69 
9 2004 Javelin Throw F56-58 17.12 
9 2008 Javelin Throw F57/58 16.05
12 2008 Discus Throw F57/58 19.69
8 2012 Javelin Throw F57/58 19.06
10 2021 Discus Throw F57 23.12
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 1998 Discus Throw F56-57 19.40
2 1998 Javelin Throw F56-58 18.71
5 2002 Javelin Throw F57/58 18.25
6 2006 Discus Throw F57 22.54
3 2006 Javelin Throw F57/58 17.23
2 2013 Javelin Throw F57/58 19.85
8 2013 Discus Throw F57/58 23.65
8 2015 Shot Put F57 6.46
6 2015 Discus Throw F57 21.97
9 2017 Discus Throw F57 21.45
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2006 Shot Put F54-58 452