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BROOM-EDWARDS Jonathan
Sport Para athletics
NPC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthReading, ENG
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T44
Further Personal Information
Residence
Loughborough, ENG
Occupation
Massage Therapist
Languages
English
Higher education
Aeronautical Engineering - Loughborough University: England
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2012.
Club / Team
Newham and Essex Beagles [ENG] / Loughborough Students [ENG]:
Name of coach
Paula Dunn [national], GBR; Fuzz Caan [personal]
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Lyon, FRA
General Interest
Hero / Idol
US basketball players Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, British high jumper Robbie Grabarz. (bbc.co.uk, 31 Dec 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"One of the things I have had to learn is to accept the impairment. I won't be as able as other high jumpers and can never get to that level because I can't strengthen up enough. I have to accept that and push as hard as I can." (bbc.co.uk, 31 Dec 2013)
Other sports
He represented England at a European indoor able-bodied athletics competition in 2016 in Linz, Austria. He also played able-bodied basketball while attending Loughborough University in England. (englandathletics.org, 15 Feb 2016; bbc.co.uk, 31 Dec 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (jonathanbroomedwards.co.uk, 15 Jan 2017)
Impairment
He has congenital talipes equinovarus, more commonly known as club foot. The condition affects his left foot. He also has issues with his right foot, an unstable right knee, and muscular imbalance throughout his body. (bbc.co.uk, 31 Dec 2013)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a clinical biomechanist and sports massage therapist in Loughborough, England. (Twitter profile, 19 Mar 2017; jonathanbroomedwards.co.uk, 01 Mar 2017; LinkedIn profile, 2017)

OTHER STUDIES
In 2014 he achieved a VTCT Level 4 diploma in sports massage from Loughborough College in England. (LinkedIn profile, 15 Feb 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 High Jump T44 2.10
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2013 High Jump T42/44 2.08
2 2015 High Jump T44 2.05
2 2017 High Jump T44 2.08
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 High Jump T44 2.15
3 2016 High Jump T42-44 2.07