Jamal Hill Wins Bronze Medal At Tokyo Paralympics

Jamal Hill Wins Bronze Medal At Tokyo Paralympics

Jamal Hill won his first Paralympic Games medal in the S9 50-meter freestyle sprint in Tokyo.

Hill is relatively new to the para swimming community, but he has been coming on strongly over the last year. He vaulted into the highest echelon of para sprinters when he won a silver medal in the 2019 Para Pan American Games.

His lifetime best was 26.10 in that silver medal winning performance in 2019. Then uncertainty, stress, no competitions and minimal training waylaid his training during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. It would have been easy for Hill to bow out and just get on with his emerging Swim Up Hill Foundation.

But he continued to move forward and train as best he could under the guidance of his coach Wilma Wong. Using his KAATSU equipment and race pain training, he dropped his best time from 26.10 to 25.19, a tremendous improvement over such a short distance.

Gold: Simone Barlaam (Italy) 24.71
Silver: TARASOV Denis Tarasov (Russia) 24.99
Bronze: Jamal Hill (USA) 25.19
4th: William Martin (Australia) 25.34
5th: Fredrik Solberg (Norway) 25.53
6th: Bogdan Mozgovoi (Russia) 25.56
7th: Timothy Disken (Australia) 25.71
8th: Yahor Shchalkanau (Belarus) 25.96

Hill behind the scenes wearing his KAATSU C3 as a form of recovery:

Jamal Hill using C3 for recovery