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Third World Title for Jonathan Broom-Edwards in Kobe

Posted: 21st May 2024 - 11:24am
Jonathan Broom-Edwards poses with his medal in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Jonathan Broom-Edwards, an alum of Loughborough College secured his third consecutive men's T64 High Jump world title on the second day of action at the World Para Athletics Championships Kobe24.

In a highly competitive field of nine athletes, Jonathan cleared 2.04m on his first attempt, securing the gold after Derek Loccident from the USA could not surpass him. This victory adds to his impressive track record, following gold medals in Dubai, Paris, and a Paralympic gold in Tokyo.

Jonathan, a former learner on our Level 3 Certificate in Sports Therapy course reflected on his victory, sharing, “We set out a plan and we put it into motion, and we ticked all the boxes. There is still a lot to work on with the performance even though it is early in the season. I am so happy with how the competition went. My body is battered now, I think I celebrated a bit too hard on the 2.04m clearance!”

Adding to the College’s success, current BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching learner Thomas Young secured a silver medal in the T38 100m. Zac Shaw, another Loughborough College alum who studied for a Foundation Degree in Sports Science in 2016, earned a bronze medal in the T12 100m, matching his performance from the 2023 Championships.

Head of Elite Sport at Loughborough College, Matt O’Dowd, praised the athletes, adding, “These remarkable performances by our alumni and current learners really highlight the exceptional talent and dedication present at Loughborough College. Jonathan, Thomas, and Zac have shown immense perseverance and skill, and their achievements on the world stage are a testament to their hard work and the support system around them.”