Jayden Sawyer – Athletics
Jayden was born and raised in Canberra, starting athletics with the Junior Para Talent Squad as a 12-year-old to improve his movement, confidence and competence.
His 6-day a week training regime was rewarded in 2017, achieving World qualification marks on multiple occasions through the ACT Summer Series. At the World Para Athletics Championships in London Jayden won
the F38 Javelin for athletes with cerebral palsy, smashing his PB with a new World Record of 52.96m.
Jayden continues to give his time mentoring junior throwers in the ACT and speaks to visiting junior groups at the AIS about the challenges and success he has experienced during his career.