Arnold Boldt

Paralympic high jump legend Arnold Boldt is making his debut on the Canadian para-cycling team for the London 2012 Games.

London will be Boldt’s sixth Paralympic Games. He competed in 1976 in Toronto, in 1980 in Arnhem, in 1984 in New York/Stoke Mandeville, in 1988 in Seoul and in 1992 in Barcelona, winning seven gold and one silver medal overall.

The legendary one-legged high jumper has been wheeling his way to the top in Canadian cycling since 2009. Boldt earned Canadian titles in 2009, 2010, 2011 and has four top-16 results at the world para-cycling championships.

In track and field, Boldt won the high jump gold at every Paralympic Games from 1976 to 1988 and is also a three-time long jump Paralympic champion. Boldt cleared a world record 2.04 metres at the 1981 world championships. He was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1977 and received the Pope’s Silver Medal in 1984, recognizing athletic achievements and work on behalf of people with a disability in Canada and Europe.

Boldt was Canada’s opening ceremony flag bearer at the 1992 Paralympics.

Boldt works full time as the Associate Vice President, Academic and Research, for the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology.

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
1992 Barcelona ParalympicsAthleticsHigh Jump - Mengold
1988 Séoul ParalympicsAthleticsHigh Jump - Mengold
1984 New York/Stoke Mandeville ParalympicsAthleticsHigh Jump - Mengold
1980 Arnhem ParalympicsAthleticsLong Jump - Mengold
1980 Arnhem ParalympicsAthleticsHigh Jump - Mengold
1976 Toronto ParalympicsAthleticsLong Jump - Mengold
1976 Toronto ParalympicsAthleticsHigh Jump - Mengold
1988 Séoul ParalympicsAthleticsLong Jump - Mensilver

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Cycling - Road Road Race - Men 36
2012 London Paralympics Cycling - Road Individual Time Trial - Men 12
2012 London Paralympics Cycling - Track Individual Pursuit - Men 12
2012 London Paralympics Cycling - Track 1km Time Trial - Men 25
1992 Barcelona Paralympics Athletics High Jump - Men 1
1992 Barcelona Paralympics Athletics Long Jump - Men 5
1988 Séoul Paralympics Athletics Long Jump - Men 2
1988 Séoul Paralympics Athletics High Jump - Men 1
1984 New York/Stoke Mandeville Paralympics Athletics High Jump - Men 1
1980 Arnhem Paralympics Athletics Long Jump - Men 1
1980 Arnhem Paralympics Athletics High Jump - Men 1
1976 Toronto Paralympics Athletics Long Jump - Men 1
1976 Toronto Paralympics Athletics High Jump - Men 1