Martin Jackson (athlete)
Jackson in 2017
|Birth name||Martin Jackson|
|Full name||Marty Jackson|
|Born||18 February 1978|
|Weight||105 kg (231 lb)|
|Coached by||John Eden|
|Achievements and titles|
|Highest world ranking||4th|
|Personal best(s)||14.04m (Shot Put)|
Martin Jackson also known as Marty Jackson (born 18 February 1978) is an Australian Paralympic Shot Put and Discus Thrower. He is coached by former New Zealand Paralympian John Eden. Jackson competes for Athletics Chilwell in the Victorian Athletic League. He is a multi-sport athlete, having previously played Grid Iron. Whilst playing, he sustained an injury during a misguided tackle, which caused a knee dislocation. It led to sensory ataxia/loss of proprioception and partial paralysis lower left leg. He represented Australia at the 2016 Oceania/Melanesian Championships in Fiji and the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London. Jackson competed in the F38 classified Shot Put event at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships. He competed in the event alongside compatriot Cameron Crombie, Iran's Javad Hardani and Sweden's Victor Svanesohn, finishing in 4th place behind the three of them with a throw of 13.31 metres. On 7 October 2017, Jackson increased his Personal Best from 13.47m to 13.49m during a regional competition in at John Landy Athletics Field in Geelong.
Honours[change | change source]
State championships[change | change source]
|2018||2018 Victorian Athletics Country Championships||Llanberris Reserve, Ballarat, Australia||1st||Shot Put TF38||13.39m|
References[change | change source]
- "Marty Jackson - Dynabolics". Dynabolics.com.au. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
- "Athlete Profile: Martin Jackson". Athletics.com.au. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
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- "Athlete Profile: Martin Jackson". athletics.com.au.
- "Second chance a shot in the arm". www.geelongadvertiser.com.au. 1 July 2016.