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.

Stoddard 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..

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


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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