HUDSON Shane Spence < Back  
Sport Athletics, Para Athletics
CGA Jamaica   
Gender Male
Born 06 May 1986
Weight 83 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment Congenital
Classification T47
Further Personal Information
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport in 1995 at Moneague Primary School in Jamaica.
Why this sport? He has always been interested in athletics as several members of his family are involved in the sport. He competed throughout school and was admired for his athletic ability.
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for Jamaica
General Interest
Nicknames Oney [because he only has one arm]. (Athlete, 08 Oct 2010)
Hero / Idol Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours He was flag bearer for Jamaica at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)

He received a sporting achievement award from the RJR Sports Foundation in recognition of his performance at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (jamaicaobserver.com, 15 Jan 2016)
Impairment His left arm was amputated below the elbow due to underdevelopment. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; jamaicaobserver.com, 22 Aug 2012)