Alumnus Isaac Jean-Paul Makes US Paralympics Team for Tokyo

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Alumnus Isaac Jean-Paul Makes US Paralympics Team for Tokyo

Published: July 1, 2021.

Team USA announced that former Lewis University All-American and National Champion†Isaac Jean-Paul†(Gurnee, Ill./Warren)†has been selected to participate in the 2021†World Para Athletics Championship in Tokyo.

In 2017†at the World Para Athletics Championships in London, Jean-Paul broke the world record three times on his way to gold in the menís high jump T13.†Jean-Paul competes as a F13 athlete, as someone who has a visual impairment, because he has been diagnosed with macular degeneration in both eyes.

The Gurnee, Ill., native was a five-time All-American for Lewis in the high jump from 2014-16, including a national championship at the 2015 NCAA Division II Indoor Championships. Jean-Paul earned a bachelor's degree†in sociology in 2016.

Image was taken by Steve Woltmann in 2016.

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