Killarney’s Olympic hopeful Jordan Lee – who is aiming to make the Irish Paralympic team for this year’s Tokyo Games – has been named as a Toyota ambassador, joining a host of other locally-based sports stars as the face of big automotive brands.
Having been born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, he has navigated his way through life without a left forearm and the former European Bronze medallist has set his sights on qualification for the high jump category.
Jordan will drive a new 211 Toyota C-HR, supplied by Kelliher’s Garage in Tralee, for the year ahead.
Toyota, being a Japanese company, are title sponsors of both this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“We have sponsored Gaelic footballers and hurlers in the past,” dealer principal Tim Kelliher told the Killarney Advertiser. “This adds an international dimension to that. Jordan is a great guy. We met him last year and got on really well with him. We supplied his first car late last year and now we are pleased to offer him his first brand new car. Up until last year he would have been depending on friends, family or coaches to bring him to and from training and events but the C-HR gives him his own freedom. It is automatic too and that is ideal for Jordan.”
This article was originally published in the Killarney Advertiser. Kerry Motorsport News is the motorsport content provider to the Killarney Advertiser.
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