Anne Polinario

In 2004 at the age of 24, Anné Polinario headed to Athens for her second Paralympic Games, after winning three bronze medals in Sydney. In Athens, she won gold in the 50m and 100m freestyle events, and led the women’s relay teams to two silver medals. Polinario also grabbed a silver medal in the women's 200m backstroke.
She currently holds the Canadian record in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke, the 50m butterfly and the 200m freestyle. 
She prepares for competition by listening to music.
Polinario has drop foot paralysis in her left foot, caused by paralysis at birth. She was born in Cuba, where both her parents were on national swim teams. Her father was on Cuba’s national swimming team and her mother was on Cuba’s national synchronized swimming team.
She became involved in swimming at a young age.  As a teenager, she decided to move to Canada and join her father for a better quality of life.
She is studying toward a Bachelor of Science. 

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2008 Beijing ParalympicsSwimming50m Freestyle - Womengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming100m Backstroke - Womengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Womengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming50m Freestyle - Womengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming100m Freestyle - Womengold
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming50m Freestyle - Womengold
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming100m Freestyle - Womengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming400m Freestyle - Womensilver
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Womensilver
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming4 x 100m Medley Relay - Womensilver
2004 Athens ParalympicsSwimming100m Backstroke - Womensilver
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming50m Freestyle - Womenbronze
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming100m Freestyle - Womenbronze
2000 Sydney ParalympicsSwimming100m Backstroke - Womenbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 1
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 5
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Women 11
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 4
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Women 2
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Women 2
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 1
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 1
2004 Athens Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Women 2
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 3
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 3
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Women 5
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Women 3
2000 Sydney Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 6
Games Sport Event Result
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 1
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 1
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 1
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 400m Freestyle - Women 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Backstroke - Women 1