Sports: Track & Field
Hometown: Los Angeles
Currently Resides: Los Angeles
Birthdate: May 11, 2005
Social Media: Instagram: @TeamEzra05; Facebook: Ezra Frech; TikTok : Ezrafrech and Snapchat: Ezra.Frech
Toyota Vehicle: Toyota 4Runner
Paralympic History: 2020
- 2023 World Para Athletics Championships, men’s high jump champion and world record holder (1.95m)
- Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, 8th (long jump), 5th (high jump)
- U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships 2023, 1st (long jump, high jump), 2nd (100M)
- World Para Athletics Championships 2019, 7th (high jump), 8th (100m), 8th (long jump)
About Ezra Frech
Frech, born with congenital limb differences, has been a disability advocate since the age of four. Frech was born missing his left knee and left fibula and fingers on his left hand. He received his first prosthetic leg at 11 months old and had surgery at three years old to remove the lower leg and transplant the big toe to his hand. Frech loved sports since the day he could crawl, and after receiving his first running leg at four years of age he went on to play a variety of sports throughout his childhood. His passion was basketball, and he was playing at the club level prior to his shift to Paralympic Track & Field.
Frech competed in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, finishing fifth in the high jump and eighth in the long jump. He also participated in the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships as a 14-year-old in 2019 with a top finish of seventh in the high jump.
To ensure that everyone has access to sports, the 18-year-old Los Angeles native co-founded Angel City Sports in 2013 with his family and friends. Angel City Sports provides free year-round adaptive sports programming for kids, adults and veterans with physical disabilities or visual impairments. Their flagship event, the Angel City Games, is an annual, multi-sport competition offering 16+ adaptive and Paralympic sports for athletes of all ages and ability levels who come from all over the U.S. and countries like the U.K., Brazil, Mexico, Canada, and Ghana.
He is the son of Clayton Frech and Bahar Soomekh, and has two younger brothers, Gabriel and Elijah.
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