Martin Jackson (athlete)

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Marty Jackson
Martin Jackson Athlete 25.jpg
Jackson in 2017
Personal information
Birth nameMartin Jackson
Full nameMarty Jackson
Born (1978-02-18) 18 February 1978 (age 42)
Geelong, Australia
Weight105 kg (231 lb)[1]
SportParalympic athletics
Event(s)Shot Put
ClubAthletics Chilwell
Coached byJohn Eden[2]
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking4th
Personal best(s)14.04m (Shot Put)[3]

Martin Jackson also known as Marty Jackson (born 18 February 1978)[4] is an Australian Paralympic Shot Put and Discus Thrower. He is coached by former New Zealand Paralympian John Eden.[5] Jackson competes for Athletics Chilwell in the Victorian Athletic League.[6] He is a multi-sport athlete, having previously played Grid Iron.[7] 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.[5] He represented Australia at the 2016 Oceania/Melanesian Championships in Fiji and the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London.[5] 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.[8][9] 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.[10]

Jackson at John Landy Athletics Field in December 2017.

Honours[change | change source]

State championships[change | change source]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2018 2018 Victorian Athletics Country Championships Llanberris Reserve, Ballarat, Australia 1st Shot Put TF38 13.39m[11][12]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Marty Jackson - Dynabolics". Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  2. "Athlete Profile: Martin Jackson". Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  3. [1][dead link]
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Athlete Profile: Martin Jackson".
  7. "Second chance a shot in the arm". 1 July 2016.

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