Jamie Bone was born on July 11, 1966, in Sault Saint Marie, Ontario before moving to Dartmouth as a child. As a teenager, Dartmouth’s own Jamie Bone played some wheelchair basketball as an initiation to sport for persons with a disability, but it was in 1985 that he became interested in wheelchair sprinting. That interest flourished as Bone realized participating in the sport would enable him to travel. As they say, the rest is history.
Bone came second in both the 200 and 400 metres as well, as third place at the 100 metres at the North American championships in 1987.
At the Canadian Championships in 1988, he won gold in the 100 and 200 metres and set a world record in his class in the 400 metres. He was named outstanding male athlete at the event, due to both his performance and sportsmanship.
A few months later at the Paralympics in Seoul, Korea, Bone was the only Nova Scotian on the Canadian team. He set a world record in the 400 metres (1:23.11), and Paralympic records in the 100 and 200 metres (20.9 and 41.78 seconds respectively), where he won gold in each of the events. He also went on to win a bronze medal in the 4×100 relay race.
At the Canadian championships in 1989, Bone won gold in all three distances and was again named outstanding male athlete. After finishing first in all three events once again at the Robin Hood Games in Nottingham, England, in 1989, he retired from competitive racing at the age of 23. Bone was the Honorary Chairman of the Metro United Way campaign in 1989, earned his degree at Saint Mary’s University the same year, and was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1997.
• Made the National Team in 1986
• Won 3 Medals 1987 North American Championships
• Set his 1st World Record at 1988 Cdn Championships
• Set Paralympic Records Winning 100 and 200m Events
• Won Triple Gold at 1989 Canadian Championships
• Honorary Chairman Metro United Way Campaign 1989
• Graduated Saint Mary’s 1989 with Commerce
• Won 2 silver & 1 bronze in the 1987 Pan Am Games