Jamaica’s Olympian Shevon Stoddard has married Jamie Nieto, who was paralyzed from neck down 15 months ago after a spinal cord injury.

The two tied the knot on July 22 at a church in San Diego where former high jumper Nieto was walking for the first time since paralyzed during a backflip accident.

Jamie Nieto 2Stoddard won the bronze medal at the 2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships and finished fifth at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

At the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games, she won a silver medal in 4×400 metres relay. She also competed at the 2004 Olympic Games and the 2005 World Championships without reaching the final..

Jamie NietoNieto, 40, finished fourth in the men’s high jump at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and sixth at the 2012 Olympics in London.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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