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GAINES Jay
Sport Para snowboard
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Place of BirthCampbellsville, KY, USA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Copper Mountain, CO, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He has been snowboarding since 2011.
Why this sport?
He had been skateboarding since age five, which he feels prepared him for snowboarding. "I describe
snowboarding as skateboarding on steroids."
Club / Team
Adaptive Action Sports [AAS] Snowboarding Team: Copper Mountain, CO, USA
Name of coach
Daniel Gale [club]; Mia Wheeler [national]
General Interest
Hobbies
Football, dirt bike racing. (wlky.com, 13 Dec 2012)
Injuries
In 2011 he suffered concussion playing American football. He was playing again in two weeks time. (cknj.com, 23 Oct 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
He hopes to inspire others through his sporting achievements. "I want to show people missing arms and legs that you cant just give up. You have to keep trying at what you want to do and I really want to inspire people to never give up. (wlky.com, 13 Dec 2012)
Ambitions
To me, growing up as an athlete would be one of my biggest goals in life, to get a medal at the Paralympics, and really succeed. From there I could open so many doors." (wlky.com, 13 Dec 2012)
Impairment
He was born with a clubbed foot and a partially developed arm. (wlky.com, 13 Dec 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.