LAPPIN Jake < Back  
Sport Para Athletics
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 11 Sep 1992 in Essendon, AUS
Height1.54 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment Congenital
Classification T54
Further Personal Information
Residence Canberra, ACT, AUS
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up athletics in 2007.
Why this sport? He met Australian wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley and was inspired to start training.
Club / Team North Canberra Gungahlin Athletics Club: Australia
Name of coach Fred Periac
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for Australia
Tournament Commonwealth Games
Location Delhi, IND
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning bronze in the T54 1500m at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (paralympic.org.au, 01 Jan 2019)
Hero / Idol Australian wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley. (paralympic.org.au, 24 Apr 2012)
Injuries An illness resulted in him only being able to compete in two events at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. His withdrawal meant that the Australian 4x400m relay team could not compete in the final at the Games. (paralympic.org.au, 30 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "It's not all that hard for me to stay focused on what's ahead, I've got a good training crew around me and a good coach. It's almost like every day is a bit of a race just with the people I've got around me, so it's not too hard to stay motivated." (paralympic.org.au, 29 Jan 2021)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org.au, 29 Jan 2021; Instagram profile, 21 Dec 2020)
Impairment He was born with abdominal and spinal problems, as well as a weakness in his right leg. (latrobevalleyexpress.com.au, 13 Aug 2012; paralympic.org.au, 17 Apr 2011)