Physical Challenge: Below-knee amputee
Sports: U.S. Paralympics Track and Field: Long Jump and 100 Meter Dash
Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK

Despite facing a life-altering accident that severed his left foot during his sophomore season at the University of Central Oklahoma, Derek Loccident’s passion for athletics only intensified. Growing up in Oklahoma City, he was deeply entrenched in football and track, competing for Westmoore High School before donning the colors of his college team. Three years post accident, Derek shifted his focus to track and field, leading him to the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in California.
Loccident’s perseverance and dedication helped him secure a remarkable second-place finish in the long jump T64 category, signaling his arrival on the international stage at the National Championships. His journey reached new heights at the world championships, where he clinched a silver medal in the long jump T64 event, showcasing his extraordinary talent and determination.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EXPERIENCE • Most recent: 2023 – silver (Long Jump T64 – Men), 10th (100m T64 – Men) • Years of participation: 100m T64 – Men 2023; Long Jump T64 – Men 2023; • Medals: 1 (1 silver) o Silver – 2023 (Long Jump T64 – Men)

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