Jaco van Gass (Paralympics Cyclist): Wiki, Bio, Age, Career, Net Worth

Jaco van Gass( Paralympics cyclist): Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Career, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Instagram, Medals, Wars, Nationality, Ethnicity.  Jaco van Gass is a South African-born British racing cyclist who competes in para-cycling events. He made the nation proud as a two-time Paralympic medalist. 24 August 2021 is to be remembered for all the right reasons by him because he became a Paralympic champion in Tokyo Paralympics. The shining star caught all the attention from around the world for his exemplary performances.

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Early Life of Jaco van Gass

He was born on 20 August 1986 in Middelburg, South Africa. However, at the age of 20, he moved to England and is now 35 years old. Jaco van Gass has not disclosed any information about his parents nor is there any information about his siblings. The reason behind whether why he and his family moved to England or is still residing in South Africa.

Though Van Gass was born in South Africa he went to the UK to join the British Armed Forces. In mid-2007Jaco finished his practice and became a member of the Parachute Regiment in the British armed force. During his second deployment to Afghanistan, in 2009, he was accidentally hit by a rocket-propelled grenade where he lost his lower left arm, punctured internal organs, and suffered a collapsed lung, shrapnel and blast wounds, and severe leg fractures. He went through 11 intense surgeries and rehabilitation. The state and the pain were definitely unbearable as he has mentioned several times about the surgeries. He waited calmly and bore all the pain without losing hope. 

Jaco’s Career

Van Gass first learned to ski and took part in many competitions as a member of the Combined Services Disabled Ski Team. In the year 2011, he was the first South African-born person to conquer the eighth highest mountain in the world (Manaslu in the Himalayas). In 2012, the racer made an effort to climb Mount Everest, which he failed due to poor weather conditions. However, In the meantime, he completed marathons.

Van Gass later turned his interest to cycling and was admitted into the Paralympic Development Program in 2013. At the Invictus Games in September 2014, he obtained two gold medals in cycling. Following the end of 2014, he has been participating in the Paralympic Academy Program of British Cycling.

Van Gass made his first debut at UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships held in 2015, he finished seventh in the individual pursuit and eighth in the trial. At the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Montichiari, Italy, he won the bronze medal in the scratch race. At the 2018 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships held in Rio de Janeiro, he completed third in the individual pursuit.

In the year 2020, he secured a silver medal and gold medals in the kilo, scratch race and omnium. At the Summer Paralympics, he won the gold medal in the men’s individual pursuit C3 and a bronze in the men’s time trial C1–3. He became Paralympic champion in Tokyo Paralympics,2021 by securing gold.

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Jaco van Gass Personal Life

Jaco Van Gass is in a relationship. He is in an open lovable relationship with Kathryn Pringle. The couple were in a relationship for a long time and have supported each other in all the ups and downs of life. Despite  Jaco Van Gass disability, Kathryn adores him and encourages him. The couple appears to have a pleasant time together. The pair usually share their stunning pictures on their social accounts.

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Jaco Van Gass, Bio, Height, Weight, Profile, Net Worth

Real Name Jaco Van Gass
Nickname Jaco 
Gender male
Profession British racing cyclist 
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Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Date of Birth born 20 August 1986
Age (as in 2021) 35 years
Birth Place Middelburg, South Africa
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Leo
Nationality Briton
Hometown not known
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Educational Qualification Masters in Law
Religion Hinduism
Ethnicity Brown
Caste Not Known
Address Not Known
Hobbies/Interests Travelling, Listening to Music
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends Kathryn Pringle
Sexuality Straight

Father: not known

Mother: not known


Brother: not known

Sister: not known

Husband/Wife/Spouse N/A
Children N/A
Net Worth Not Known

Some lesser-known facts about Jaco Van Gass

  • By profession, he is a South African professional racing cyclist.
  • At the Summer Paralympics, he won the gold medal in the men’s individual pursuit C3 and a bronze in the men’s time trial C1–3.
  • He made his debut at the 2015 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships and finished seventh in the individual pursuit.
  • The athlete was deployed in Afghanistan, 2009 and was unfortunately hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.
  • Van Gass is an ambassador for the Rose Charitable Foundation, a foundation that supports wounded soldiers. 
  • Apart from being a racer, he is a Motivational Speaker as well.

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