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HUDSON Shane Spence
Sport Athletics, Para athletics
NPC Jamaica   
Weight 83 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1995 at Moneague Primary School in Jamaica.
Why this sport?
He has always been interested in athletes as several members of his family are involved in the sport. He competed throughout school and was admired for his athletic ability.
Club / Team
Thames Valley Harriers: London, ENG
Senior International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Oney [because he only has one arm]. (Athlete, 08 Oct 2010)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Jamaica at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 06 Sep 2016)

He received a sporting achievement award from the RJR Sports Foundation in recognition of his performance at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (, 15 Jan 2016)
His left arm was amputated below the elbow due to underdevelopment. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015;, 22 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 400m T47 49.07
ParaPan American Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
4 2019 400m T47 51.17
12 2019 100m T47 11.99
World Championships (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2013 200m T46 23.19
8 2013 400m T46  DNS
2 2015 400m T47 48.89
10 2015 200m T47 23.08
2 2017 400m T47 49.60
Commonwealth Games (Overall) - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2010 100m T46 11.59