Paralympian and World Champion
This five-time Paralympian and six-time World Champion in wheelchair racing is living proof that focus, determination, and spirit are the keys to achieving “gold medal” dreams. Combining his unique understanding of life’s challenges with his experience as a world-class athlete, Jeff Adams shares proven methods that help people meet their goals and achieve success. He has faced monumental challenges admirably, competing in six consecutive Summer Paralympics, from 1988 to 2008, and winning a total of three gold, four silver, and six bronze medals.
After retiring from competition, Jeff transitioned from sport to business, founding two medical device engineering companies, which he sold in 2016 to return to school to study law. He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in April, having completed his J.D. degree, passed the Ontario Bar Exam, and is currently working at Faskin Martineau LLP, a Bay Street law firm.
He previously served as Chair of the Accessibility Committee for the Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid Committee, and co-Chair of the Ontarians with Disability Advisory Council. He sits on the Equity Advisory Group at the Law Society of Ontario and is a recent inductee into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.