Quick facts

Birthdate

February 5, 1985

Birthplace

Port Elgin, ON

Residence

Port Elgin, ON

Sport

Para Athletics

Experience

Toronto 2015

Josh Farrell looks to successfully defend his Parapan Am Games T20 shotput title at the 2019 Lima Parapan Am Games. He took the 2015 crown in Toronto only a year after getting involved in Para athletics. He switched to Para in 2014 after competing as an able-bodied athlete. He won medals at the national and provincial level in 2003 and 2004.

In 2019, Farrell, now coached by 2008 Olympic bronze medallist Dylan Armstrong, set a Canadian Para record of 14.15m in the shot put at the Desert Challenge in Arizona.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2018 Athletics Ontario All-Ontarian… 2015 World Championships and Parapan American Games…

PERSONAL

Attended Georgian College in Barrie, Ont.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2015 World Championships shot put 7th
  • 2015 Parapan American Games shot put 1st