Birthdate : 1 November 1986
Birthplace : Canada
Hometown : Sherbrooke
Language : French
Provincial affiliation : Athletics Quebec
Club : Sherbrooke
Coach : Jean Laroche
Jean-Philippe Maranda was encouraged by legendary Paralympic athletics Jean Laroche to get into wheelchair racing. It appears to be a great decision as Miranda has gradually improved after taking up the sport in 2010.
In 2015, he won his first international medal at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games with a bronze in the 100m. He also raced in three events at the 2013 and 2015 IPC World Championships.
Before his accident, Maranda was the Canadian weightlifting record holder at clean and jerk in 2006. At that time, he was ranked first Canadian overall. He earned a spot on the national para-athletics team after two years of wheelchair racing.
Student at the University of Sherbrooke… Involved in a car accident in 2007 which resulted in paraplegia.
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2015 IPC World Championships 200m 6th
2015 IPC World Championships 400m 12th
2015 Parapan American Games 100m 3rd
2015 Parapan American Games 400m 4th
2013 IPC World Championships 200m semifinals
2013 IPC World Championships 400m semifinals
2013 IPC World Championships 800m semifinals
|100 Metre||Outdoor||15.32||Swiss Open Nationals ? IPC Athletics Grand Prix||Nottwil||2014-05-18|
|200 Metre||Outdoor||26.85||Swiss Open Nationals ? IPC Athletics Grand Prix||Nottwil||2014-05-18|
|400 Metre||Outdoor||50.47||Daniela Jutzeler Memorial||Nottwil||2014-05-21|
|800 Metre||Outdoor||1:40.68||Daniela Jutzeler Memorial||Arbon||2015-06-04|
|1500 Metre||Outdoor||3:24.08||Canadian Track & Field Championships||Moncton||2014-06-28|
|10 km||Road||26:10.80||GIO Oz Day 10k||Sydney||2015-01-26|