TOKYO, Japan — Another Team USA Paralympian is bringing home a gold medal: this time, in the dicsus throw.
Jeremy Campbell, 34, secured the gold medal after throwing the discus 60.22 meters. The throw was only his first attempt, but it was enough to secure him first place as none of the other throwers even came close.
Team Croatia's Ivan Katanusic took home silver with a 55.06 toss, while Great Britain's Dan Greaves got bronze with a 53.56 on his third toss.
David Blair, another Team USA member, fell into fourth place just behund Greaves with a 53.18 throw.
The win is another in a long list of accomplishments that Campbell has already secured being one of the most decorated Paralympic throwers ever.
He previously made history as the first Paralympian to ever throw over 60-meters, according to the Team USA website. This was an accomplishment that the Arizona Diamondbacks took notice of as Campbell was invited to throw a ceremonial first pitch back in 2018.
Campbell's other accomplishments include:
- Gold medal win in discus at the 2019 World Championship Experience
- A gold medal in discus at the 2012 Paralympics in London.
- Gold medals in both the discus and pentathlon, and a fourth-place finish in the long jump at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.
- Three other golds and two other silvers at previous World Championship Experiences
- A fourth-place discus throw finish in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.
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