28-year old Isaac Jean-Paul, who was born in Evanston and spent his elementary school years here, has won a medal in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Paul, whose vision is limited by a disease called juvenile retinoschisis, took third place today in the long jump at 6.93 meters (22 feet, 8 inches).
Earlier in the Games, Jean-Paul barely missed another medal by coming in fourth in the 100 meter dash.
Jean-Paul attended high school in Gurnee, and college at Lewis University in Oak Brook. He currently lives in San Diego.
Earlier this year, Jean-Paul told Evanston Now “I can’t see small print, and I can’t drive. But I’ve lived my entire life learning to navigate the world in other ways.”
And now, he has navigated his way to a Bronze Medal.