Quick facts

Birthdate

November 1, 1986

Birthplace

Ste-Aurélie, QC

Residence

Ste-Aurélie, QC

Sport

Para Athletics

Experience

Rio 2016

Toronto 2015

Jean-Philippe Maranda was encouraged by legendary Paralympic athletics Jean Laroche to get into wheelchair racing. It appears to be a great decision as Miranda has gradually improved after taking up the sport in 2010.

In 2015, he won his first international medal at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games with a bronze in the 100m. He also raced in three events at the 2013 and 2015 IPC World Championships.

In 2016 at the Paralympic Games, he raced in four events with the highlight a bronze medal in the 4X400 m relay.

Before his accident, Maranda was the Canadian weightlifting record holder at clean and jerk in 2006. At that time, he was ranked first Canadian overall. He earned a spot on the national para-athletics team after two years of wheelchair racing.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 Paralympic Games… 2015 Parapan American Games…

PERSONAL

Administration studies at the University of Sherbrooke… Involved in a car accident in 2007 which resulted in paraplegia…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2016 Paralympic Games 4X400m relay 3rd
  • 2015 IPC World Championships 200m 6th
  • 2015 IPC World Championships 400m 12th
  • 2015 Parapan American Games 100m 3rd
  • 2015 Parapan American Games 400m 4th
  • 2013 IPC World Championships 200m semifinals
  • 2013 IPC World Championships 400m semifinals
  • 2013 IPC World Championships 800m semifinals

Paralympic Medals

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