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Jeff Adams

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Six-time World Champion and four-time Paralympian, wheelchair racer Adams' 800 m gold in Sydney was a record-breaker.

In the 1990s wheelchair athlete Jeff Adams, one of Canada’s most successful Paralympic athletes, helped establish parathletics as a viable and legitimate sport in this country.

 

Adams is a two-time Olympian, four-time Paralympian, six-time World Champion, and former World Record Holder in the 1500 m men's wheelchair event. His 800 m gold in Sydney was a record-breaker.

 

He is a vice-chair of the Accessibility Advisory Council of Ontario, he chaired the Accessibility Committee for the Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid, and was the athlete representative responsible for integrating the Paralympic Program into the existing able-bodied world of Athletics Canada.

 

He was a Footprint on the course of Canadian sport.