Jessica Long - Bio, Net Worth, Life Story, Married, Spouse, Nationality, Age, Family, Parents, Siblings, Height, Wiki, Awards, Facts, Birthplace, Kids
Jessica Long is an American Paralympic swimmer. She is the most successful athlete who has held multiple world records and competed at four Paralympic games winning 23 medals. She has also won over 60 world championship medals.
In February 2021, Long appeared in a Toyota's Super Bowl LV ad. The commercial shows Long swimming through milestones in her life, from learning to walk to swimming competitively all the time watched by her adoring parents.
She is also active in social media platforms with around 72.7k followers on Instagram @jessicatatianalong and 20.2k followers on Twitter @JessicaLong.
What is Jessica Long famous for?
- Famous as an American Paralympic swimmer.
- Being the three-time winner of ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability.
Where is Jessica Long from?
Jessica Long was born in Bratsk, Russia on February 29, 1993. Her birth name is Tatiana Olegovna Kirillova which then changed to Jessica Tatiana Long. She was adopted by Beth and Steven Long when she was thirteen months. However, there is no information about her biological parents. She has an adoptive brother, Joshua Long who was adopted at the same time from the same orphanage by Beth and Steven. Her lower legs were amputated when she was 18 months because of fibular hemimelia. So, she learned to walk with prostheses. However, her disability never slowed her down, as she has been involved in many sports including gymnastics, cheerleading, ice skating, biking, trampoline, and rock climbing
She holds an American nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.
Jessica Long Career Highlights
- Jessica Long began swimming in her grandparent's pool before joining her first competitive team in 2002.
- She was selected as Maryland Swimming's 2003 Female Swimmer of the Year with a Disability.
- She entered the international stage at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece winning three gold medals in swimming.
- She was the youngest competitor at the time and won a gold medal for the 100-meter freestyle, winning with just 0.19 seconds ahead of Paralympic record holder and world record holder Israeli Keren Leibivitch. She also won two other gold medals for 400-meter freestyle and a 4 by 100m freestyle relay.
- In 2005, she won five gold medals, a bronze medal, two world records, and named Swimmer of the meet at the 2005 U.S. Paralympics Open Swimming Championships, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- Long participated in the 2006 International Paralympic Committee Swimming World Championships in Durban, South Africa where she had an outstanding performance and won nine gold medals for her participation in seven individual medleys and two relays.
- She was honored as the U.S. Olympic Committee's 2006 Paralympian of the Year and Swimming World Magazine's 2006 Disabled Swimmer of the Year.
- In the same year, she became the first Paralympic athlete selected as the AAU's James E. Sullivan Award winner.
- She made three world records such as 200-meter backstroke, 400 meters individual medley, and 800-meter freestyle at Spring Can-Am Swiming Championships, Montreal, Canada.
- She participated in the 2007 GTAC Disability Open in Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan where she made three world records like a 50-meter butterfly, 200-meter freestyle, and 1500 meter freestyle.
- In the same year, she received the ESPN Best Female Athlete with a Disability ESPY Award and selected as USA Swimming's Disability Swimmer of the Year.
- At the 2007 U.S. Paralympics Open Swimming Championships, she became first in the 50-meter butterfly, 100-meter backstroke, 100-meter breaststroke, 100-meter freestyle, and 200-meter butterfly.
- In 2008, She went to Beijing, China for Paralympic Games where she won four gold medals, silver, and bronze and set three new world records.
- In 2010, Long achieved six gold medals on Can-Am National Championships which held in San Antonio, Texas.
- The same year, she won seven gold medals, two silver medals and set two world records at IPC Swimming World Championships, which held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
- Long won nine gold medals and set four world records at the 2011 pan-Pacific Para Swimming Championships, Edmonton, Canada. She has also won six gold medals at the 2011 Can-Am Open Swimming Championship, La Mirada, California.
- Swimming World magazine named Long as Disabled swimmer on the Year in 2011.
- In 2012, Long won her second ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability.
- She was named U.S. Paralympic Sports Woman of the Year 2012 by the United States Olympic Committee.
- In 2013, Long won three gold medals, a silver medal, a bronze medal and set a world record at IPC Swimming World Championships which held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
- The same year, Long received her third ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability.
- In 2014, Long participated in U.S. Paralympics Spring Swimming Nationals/Can-Am and won four gold medals in the 100-meter freestyle, 200-meter individual medley, 100-meter backstroke, and 400-meter freestyle.
- She won six gold medals, and two silver medals on the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships which held in Pasadena, California.
- Long named Para-Swimming Female Athlete of the Year by swimming news website SwinSwam in 2014.
- In 2015, she won four gold medals, three silver medals at IPC Swimming World Championships which held in Glasgow, Scotland.
- She was also selected as USA Swimming's Disability swimmer of the Year for the Trischa L. Sorn Award in 2015.
- In 2016, Long appeared in the Paralympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where she won one gold medal for 200m individual medley SM8, three silver medals for 100m breaststroke SB7, 400m freestyle S8, and 4*100m freestyle 34 pts and two bronze medals for 100m butterfly S8 and 100m backstroke S8.
Who is Jessica Long married to?
Jessica Long is a married woman. She is married to Lucas Winters. The couple first met each other when Jessica was a new paralympic athlete. After dating for two years, they tied the knot in October 2019. There is no information about her children.
How tall is Jessica Long?
Jessica Long is a gorgeous lady with a fair skin tone. She stands at a tall height of 1.56m (5 feet and 11 inches) and her body weighs around 59kg (130lbs.). She has a pair of beautiful Brown eyes and her hair color is blonde. Her sexual orientation is Straight.
What is the Net Worth of Jessica Long?
Jessica Long has earned good fortune from her professional career as a paralympic swimmer. She has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2021. She also earns an extra amount from her endorsement deals with companies like Coca Cola and Toyota. However, her salary and other assets are unknown.
She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, the USA.
Trivias About Jessica Long You Need To Know.
- She was adopted when she was 13 months old.
- Her lower legs were amputated when she was 18 months because of fibular hemimelia.
- She has set more than ten world records in her career.