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REID Kevon
Sport Para athletics
NPC Jamaica   
GenderMen
Age38
Place of BirthKingston, JAM
Height1.78 m
Weight 108 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F55
Further Personal Information
Residence
St Catherine, JAM
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
English
Higher education
Business Studies - Portmore Community College: Jamaica
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 1997 in Kingston, Jamaica.
Name of coach
Neville Sinclair [national], JAM
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Jamaica
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth in the shot put at the 2007 Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and winning gold at the 2010 US Open. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
His mother Elaine Jean Morris. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Argentine footballer Diego Maradona. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Hard work is the key to success." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Impairment
His impairment was caused by a gunshot wound. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2006 Shot Put F55 8.56
12 2015 Shot Put F55 9.16