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LAPPIN Jake
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age27
Place of BirthEssendon, AUS
Height1.54 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54
Further Personal Information
Residence
Canberra, ACT, AUS
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2007.
Why this sport?
He met Australian wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley and was inspired to begin training.
Club / Team
North Canberra Gungahlin Athletics Club: Australia
Name of coach
Fred Periac
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
Commonwealth Games
Location
Delhi, IND
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time with friends, playing the guitar and drums, listening to music. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the T54 1500m at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (paralympic.org.au, 01 Jan 2019)
Hero / Idol
Australian wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley. (paralympic.org.au, 24 Apr 2012)
Injuries
An illness resulted in him only being able to compete in two events at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. His withdrawal meant that the Australian 4x400m relay team could not compete in the final at the Games. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Determination is making every rep count." (Instagram profile, 20 Aug 2019)
Impairment
He was born with abdominal and spinal problems, as well as a weakness in his right leg. (Facebook page, 11 Sep 2015; latrobevalleyexpress.com.au, 13 Aug 2012; paralympic.org.au, 17 Apr 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Round 1 2012 800m T54 1:41.23
Round 1 2012 400m T54  DSQ
Round 1 2016 400m T54 48.88
Round 1 2016 1500m T54 3:06.73
Round 1 2016 800m T54  DNS
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
15 2011 800m T54 1:42.37
10 2011 1500m T54 3:50.27
12 2011 400m T54 49.84
  2011 4 x 400m Relay T53-54  DSQ
Semifinal 2013 400m T54 50.00
5 2013 800m T54 1:41.08
4 2013 4 x 400m Relay T53-54  DNF
9 2015 1500m T54 3:06.72
Heats 2015 400m T54 50.01
Semifinal 2015 800m T54 1:41.05
10 2017 1500m T54 3:17.14
13 2017 400m T54 48.63
20 2017 800m T54 1:39.70
  2017 5000m T54  DNS
9 2019 800m T54 1:37.15
6 2019 1500m T54 3:03.27
11 2019 400m T54 48.61
11 2019 5000m T54 10:35.12
Commonwealth Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2010 1500m T54 3:24.26
3 2018 1500m T54 3:12.60
6 2018 Marathon T54 1:37:34