Local runner to compete in long jump, sprints at Paralympic Games

Jaleen Roberts of the United States competes in the Women’s 100 Meter Dash T37 Ambulatory final during the 2021 U.S. Paralympic Trials at Breck High School on June 19, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

A local sprinter will be going for gold at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, this summer.

Jaleen Roberts will compete in the long jump and sprints for Team USA track and field.

The Kent Reporter says this is Roberts’ first Paralympic Games, but she’s already a two-time world championship silver medalist in the long jump, and a gold medalist in the 4×100 universal relay.

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