Jean Joubert

“My immediate goal is to qualify for the 2013 IPC World Championships and to utilise every opportunity granted. I am inspired by other disabled athletes, and choose to adopt a can-do attitude at all times. I would like to be a role-model to others”.

Sport: Athletics
Nationality: South African
Gender: Male
Born: 30th October 1989
Amputation: Below-the-Knee
Class: F44
Main Events: Javelin, Discus, Shot Put
Club: Is Ability Sports Club
Affiliations: Icexpress Progressive Prosthetics & Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund

Background

Jean Joubert was born in Klerksdorp on 30 October 1989. His family home is on a farm in Ottosdal. An accident on his father’s farm involving a fodder mixer caused the amputation of his right foot on 1 April 2000 and six days later, his leg.

Jean has been a member of Team Icexpress since 2009.

2010 March - New SA record in the F44 Open Javelin event with a distance of 37.09 meters at the 2010 Nedbank National Championships in Port Elizabeth followed by gold in the discus, and gold in the F44 Shot put final
2012 March - In the Open F44 division, Jean Joubert made an impressive come-back after missing an entire season due to injury. Joubert took silver in the Javelin (39.42m) and gold in both the Discus (36.43m) and Shot put (12.09m) during the three-day Nedbank National Championships that took place in Durban.
2013 March - At the 2013 Nedbank National Championships in Pretoria, Jean Joubert not only took gold in all three his field events, he also set new national and regional records.

Joubert threw a 41.07m in the F44 Javelin event for gold, set a new SA record in the Discus with a throw measuring 40.83m, and continued his winning streak by setting a new African record in the men’s open F44 shot put with a heave of 12.46m

Tokyo Paralympics a triumph for IceXpress Progressive Prosthetics and Associates

Athletes representing IceXpress Progressive Prosthetics' IsAbility Sports Club shine on the track and field for South Africa at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan.

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