Quick facts

Birthdate

June 28, 1980

Birthplace

Calgary, AB

Residence

Calgary, AB

Sport

Para Athletics

Classification

F38

Experience

Lima 2019

Rio 2016

Tokyo 2020

Toronto 2015

An important change to her throwing technique in the discus led Jennifer Brown to new heights in 2019. At the Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, she took a second F38 title then a few months later at the IPC World Championships in Dubai she set a personal best 31.55 metres for a sixth-place finish.

Brown was recruited into track and field by a high school gym teacher. She competed in the hammer throw but in 2006 she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and her symptoms resulted in hospitalization. She was inspired to return to throwing as a way to build strength and fitness.

It was a great decision. Brown competed at her first Paralympic Games in 2016 and placed seventh in discus then improved to sixth a year later at the IPC World Championships. In the 2015 season she took gold in shot put and silver in discus at the Toronto Parapan American Games and fourth in discus at the worlds.

In November 2018 she began serving on the Athletes’ Council of the Canadian Paralympic Committee.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015, 2017, 2019 IPC World Championships… 2016 Paralympic Games… 2015, 2019 Parapan American Games…  2014 named Female Para Athlete of the Year by Athletics Alberta

PERSONAL

Works for the City of Calgary in Waste and Recycling Services as a Business Strategist… Urban planning studies at University of Saskatchewan

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2021 Paralympic Games discus 8th
  • 2019 IPC World Championships discus 6th
  • 2019 Parapan American Games discus 1st
  • 2017 IPC World Championships discus 6th
  • 2016 Paralympic Games discus 7th
  • 2015 Parapan American Games shotput 1st
  • 2015 Parapan American Games discus 2nd