With world junior games, Jessye Brockway has entered onto the track and field scene. She has exposed her hidden track and field talents; they are well-known to the world now.
The athlete who is 21 years old was born with a dislocation in her lips. Brockway has only been doing track and field for a year, however it has been a year of achievement and transformation for Jessye. Having won Gold medals in the discus and javelin throw, bronze in the shot put, Brockway recently returned home from the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation’s World Junior Games in Stoke Mandeville, Great Britain.
Brockway said that it was an enjoyable experience and it was neat to contend with different people from all over the world. Considering shot put as her specialty, she says that she enjoys discus and javelin better, which was apparently revealed in the results of winning a gold medal.
Brockway is classified under the category of F57 for competition because she has limited mobility in her legs.
She is going to enter into het fourth year at Trinity Western University in Langley, where her real potential for track and field was uncovered by senior coach Laurier Primeau.
Having watched me during my weight training session for a couple of months, Laurier came up to me and asked if I thought about throwing says Brockway.
It was head coach Primeau who linked Brockway with Athletics Canada. She’s now coached by Sheldon Gmitroski and works attentively at track.
In a week, four times I train at Lambrick Park, Victoria, where a set of people conducts throwing practice through Pacific Athletics. Brockway qualified at the nationals in Moncton, New Brunswick for the discus.
Once you make the grade in one sport, you are able to make it with all other sports, that entered me into the World Championships,she adds.
Hoping to keep the drive going, she has competed successfully at the national and international level.
She has also revealed her future plans and that is to get into a senior team for Worlds and then Pan-Am Games Back at Trinity Western, as of now, I will be taking up human kinetics and political science along with psychology, Brockway said and “I love that school. I’m going for a sports psychologist, she adds.