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Who are Ezra Frech's parents? USA's youngest Paralympian has a famous mom

Joshua Rogers August 25, 2021
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Ezra Frech is heading to the Tokyo Paralympic Games as Team USA’s youngest athlete. The 16-year-old has made a name for himself on TikTok but will hope to win gold in the high jump, long jump and 100m. Ezra Frech also has a famous mother, and people generally want to know about his parents and ethnicity.

Who is Ezra Frech? Career and disability revealed

16-year-old Ezra Frech is Team USA’s youngest athlete at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

The Los Angeles resident will be competing in the amputee classification (T63) for the high jump, long jump and 100m.

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Ezra was born with congenital limb differences to his left leg and hand, and wears a prosthetic.

During the Paralympic Games opening ceremony, NBCSN’s broadcast featured a video of the youngster when he was 11.

In 2014, he was a Sports Illustrated SportsKid Of The Year finalist, and even appeared on Ellen.

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Who are Ezra Frech’s parents? His mom Bahar and dad Clayton

Ezra Frech is the eldest of three sons, and his parents are actress Bahar Soomekh and Clayton Frech.

His mother is a Persian Jewish immigrant, and his father converted to Judaism. 

Ezra is also Jewish.

Ezra’s mother, Bahar, was born in Tehran, Iran, and moved to California in 1979. After graduating from UCSB she started taking acting classes.

She is best known for her roles in Crash and the Saw franchise. Soomekh has also appeared in Syriana and Mission: Impossible III.

She is no longer acting and now has a career in real estate.

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Ezra Frech’s father, Clayton, left his job in 2013 to found Angel City Sports, which aims to bring adaptive sports opportunities to athletes in Los Angeles.

“Sports can only last for so long but the impact we’re making in these kid’s, veterans’, adults’ lives is going to last forever,” Frech said on CBS KCAL9.

Ezra is a TikTok star

Ezra Frech is certainly a big personality, and boasts a sizeable following on social media.

Where he really thrives, though, is TikTok.

He currently has 197,000 followers and provides funny updates of his training routine and general day-to-day life.


Getting everything ready for my flight tomorrow morning…. see u soon Tokyo 🤘🏼 #paralympics #fyp

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In a feature for Teen Vogue, the publication wrote: “On his TikTok, Frech jokes about how he lost his left leg in a ‘horrific bee accident’… and uses his prosthetic for some truly inspired physical comedy.

“On the anatomy of a good one-legged man joke, he told me: ‘It has to be natural.’”

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.