Lex Gillette is an American track and field athlete who has proved to the world that there are absolutely no excuses. Retina detachments in both eyes have left him with the challenge of living life with no sight. Fortunately for Lex, once he lost his sight, he gained a vision.
The 2016 track and field season was another successful one as Lex made his fourth consecutive Paralympic Games Team for the United States of America. He persevered through tough conditions to win a silver medal in the long jump at the Rio Paralympics. He has now won four career Paralympic medals in the long jump. Up next is the 2017 IPC Athletics World Championships in London, England where he aims to win gold and secure a third consecutive world champion title.