Kerry Man: 19 year old Killarney native Jordan Lee was born with one hand but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his sporting dreams. Having been born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, he has navigated his way through life without a left forearm.
Breaking down Barriers:Represented Ireland in basketball, Lee is the only one-handed basketball player to represent their country
Chance Encounter: A chance encounter with Paralympic legend Jason Smyth at aged 16 resulted in a change in sport after Smyth encouraged Lee to try out at the Para Ireland talent spotting expo. He showed real potential across a number of disciplined seriously. It was the high jump though that he felt he could transfer skills from basketball and was the one he enjoyed the most.
Raising the Bar: “In order to achieve and progress, that’s the attitude you need to have, to never be satisfied. That’s my mentality when I compete, I want to literally raise the bar every time,” – Jordan Lee
Equal Respect: The Killarney high jumper wants to prove to the world that para-athletes are just as capable and committed as able-bodied athletes. He regularly competes and places in Athletics Ireland national championships.