A special courage – jumping blind

Jeff McNeil is an Australian athlete with a vision impairment. He competed in the high jump at the 1980 summer Paralympics, finishing 15th of 24 competitors. Without being able to see the bar, athletes with a vision impairment need to carefully measure the approach and just the timing of the jump, as well as the position of the landing mat. McNeil competed in a wide range of track events from 100m to the marathon, as well as jumping events.