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Jake Lappin

Jake Lappin (athletics) heads to his third Commonwealth Games appearance at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Jake competed in Delhi and on the Gold Coast where he won bronze in the 1500m T54. In Birmingham, the Canberra-based wheelchair racer will compete in the 1500m T54 and marathon T54 where he will attempt to emulate fellow Australian Kurt Fearnley who won the titles in 2010 and 2018 respectively. Jake started racing in 2007, mixing track events with road races. His big international breakthrough came at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games where he pushed hard early before finishing 7th behind fellow Aussies Fearnley and Richard Coleman. 2011 saw Jake compete at the first of four world championships, just missing the medals in 2013. At the London 2012 Paralympics, Jake placed 7th in his heat of the 800m T54 and was disqualified in the 400m T54. Rio 2016 didn’t go as hoped either – after strong performances in the 400m T54 and 1500m T54, he was struck down by illness and withdrew from his final event, the 800m T54. However, he rates his bronze medal in front of a home crowd in 2018 as his most memorable achievement and he and long-time coach Fred Periac have high hopes for Birmingham.

Sport / Discipline

Athletics

Birth Place

Melbourne

Birth state

VIC

Date of Birth

11/09/1992

Age

29

SOCIAL MEDIA

Delhi, 2010

Gold Coast, 2018

Results History

GAMES SPORT / DISCIPLINE EVENT / PHASE OPPONENT PERFORMANCE RESULT MEDAL

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