Meet Team Canada Athlete, Jeremy Wall

Special Olympics PEI, Jeremy Wall

Jeremy Wall is excited for the opportunity to represent both Canada, and PEI, on the world stage at the Special Olympics World Games 2023 as a member of the Special Olympics Team Canada 2023 Training Squad.  Jeremy qualified for the World Games based on his results at the Special Olympics Nova Scotia Provincial Summer Games in July 2022. The highlight of those Games for Jeremy was competing in front of family and friends. After not having many competitive opportunities over the last 2 years, due to the pandemic, Jeremy was thrilled to show everyone that he's still got it! 

Special Olympics PEI, Jeremy Wall, Jodi Harper

Jeremy is supported by local training coach, Jodi Harper. Jodi has been volunteering with Special Olympics PEI for 19 years, and is the Head Coach of the Charlottetown athletics program. Jodi attended the Special Olympics Nova Scotia Summer Games as the Head Coach of the Athletics team. Jodi is excited for Jeremy to be able to meet new people, from around the world, and for the social aspects of a World Games. Jeremy is looking forward to working with Jodi, commenting on how well the two work together.  This is Jodi's second time being a training coach for a Team Canada Training Squad athlete having worked with John Paynter ahead of the 2015 World Games. Even though the amount of works that goes into being a training coach is significant, their was no way Jodi was going to say no, noting "Jeremy's my guy". 

Jeremy has been a Special Olympics PEI athlete for over 15 years. In addition to athletics, Jeremy also participates in floor hockey and basketball.  Jeremy views these Games as completing his comeback story, as his opportunity to show the world what he's got!  Jeremy was disappointed with his results at the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games after being disqualified in the 800m finals. Jodi recalls being heart broken that things didn't go Jeremy's way in 2018.  Now, she is "over the moon" excited for Jeremy, knowing that this opportunity is what he has been working for.