Courtney Knight

Courtney started skiing in 2006 at Mount Washington when she was invited to attend a Cross-Country Canada Paralympic development camp. She was hooked right away and was invited to compete at Nationals that same year. Since her debut at Nationals, she has competed in the past three World Cups with guide and friend Andrea Bundon. Courtney trains with the Nordic Racers in Vancouver and she skis with the Nickel Plate Nordic Club in Penticton, BC when she is staying at her ski cabin.
Vancouver was Courtney’s fifth trip to the Games as she has competed in the Summer Games in 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 in athletics. In 2010, she finished eighth in the 1km sprint classic, and eleventh in the 5km classic.
At her debut in Barcelona in 1992 she placed fourth in discus. She holds three Paralympic medals; silver in discus in 1996, silver in pentathlon in 2000, and bronze in discus in 2004. In 1995 she was the first visually impaired athlete to win an event at the BC High School Championships, and the first visually impaired athlete to be named to the able-bodied provincial team, Team BC for the Western Canada Games. In 2005 she was inducted into the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame. Courtney is the Canadian record holder for B3 women in 100m, 200m, 800m, shot put, discus, long jump, and pentathlon.

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2000 Sydney ParalympicsAthleticsPentathlon - Womensilver
1996 Atlanta ParalympicsAthleticsDiscus Throw - Womensilver
2004 Athens ParalympicsAthleticsDiscus Throw - Womenbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2010 Vancouver Paralympics Biathlon 3km Pursuit Visually Impaired - Womens 9
Games Sport Event Result
2004 Athens Paralympics Athletics Discus Throw - Women 3
2000 Sydney Paralympics Athletics Discus Throw - Women 4
2000 Sydney Paralympics Athletics Pentathlon - Women 2
1996 Atlanta Paralympics Athletics Discus Throw - Women 2
1996 Atlanta Paralympics Athletics Pentathlon - Women 4
1992 Barcelona Paralympics Athletics Discus Throw - Women 4