Quick facts

Birthdate

June 27, 1999

Birthplace

Toronto

Residence

Toronto

Sport

Para Athletics

Experience

Santiago 2023

Jesse Zesseu made his Para athletics world championships debut in 2023 and placed 10th in the F37 long jump and also competed in the discus throw.

A year earlier he got his first Games experience at the Canada Games with gold in the shotput and silver in the long jump.

Zesseu joined the Para family as an adult as he was not aware he would be eligible. He was born with cerebral palsy after having a stroke at birth. He has 75 percent function on his right side compared to his left side.

While working for Cerebral Palsy Ontario he was told to investigate his status as a Para athlete and discovered he was eligible. Already a track and field athlete, his Para career took off when he enrolled at the University of Guelph. It was one of the best programs in the country and he found a brother and mentor in coach Paul Galas.

PERSONAL

Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and marketing from the University of Guelph in 2021….

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2023 World Championships… 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2023 World Championships long jump 10th