Jen Brown throwing a discuss in Rio from a fish lense camera showing the grandeur of the space
Jen Brown throwing a discuss in Rio

Jennifer Brown

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para athletics

Hometown

Calgary, AB

Jennifer 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 the IPC World Championships. In 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

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 and 2017 IPC World Championships… 2016 Paralympic Games… 2015 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 University of Saskatchewan

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2017 IPC World Championships discus 6th

2016 Paralympic Games discus 7th