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Jack Shephard

Jack Shephard

In Profile | Currently number one in the world rankings, Jack was voted BWF Male Para Badminton player of the year in 2018.

Birthplace | Chesterfield

DoB | 25/07/1997

Event | SS6 Men’s Singles / Men’s Doubles

Current World Ranking | 1

World's Best Ranking | 1

Right/left-handed | Right

Height | 135cm

Major achievements |

Men’s Singles:
2019 Canada Para-Badminton International
2018 BWF European Para Badminton Championships, Gold medallist
2018 Japan Para Badminton International, Gold medallist
2018 Spanish International, Gold medallist
2017 World Championships, Gold medallist

Men’s Doubles with Krysten Coombs:
2018 BWF European Para Badminton Championships, Gold medallist
2018 Spanish International, Gold medallist
2017 World Championships, Gold medallist


Best performance of career | Winner of the 2017 World championships SS6 Men’s Singles

Ambition | To be a Paralympic gold medallist

Things you didn't know | Five years before I won the World Championships, I had to have major surgery - I had to get both of my legs broken in two places to allow them to be straightened. Nine months in a wheelchair to recover.
I wasn’t the smallest person in my school.

If I wasn't a badminton player | I would be a musician

Racket | Jack plays with a FZ Forza 998 AA


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