Mikael Bartholdy

Mikael Bartholdy began playing volleyball at age 10. Since his recruitment to the Canadian National Team in 2000, he has been a valuable player and teammate.

Mikael was born missing bones in his left leg and foot which resulted in an amputation at the age of one. He grew up with a strong drive for sports and has always been motivated by the challenge to reach his full potential as an athlete. As a member of the National Standing Disabled Volleyball Team, Mikael earned a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games and a bronze medal at the 2007 Parapan American Games. He trains tirelessly and is hoping to qualify for the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

Volleyball is Mikael’s passion; he loves that it is such a physically and mentally demanding game.

Apart from volleyball, Mikael is a nursing student and also plays soccer and squash. He enjoys camping, rock climbing, reading and cooking. His life motto: “Live well. Laugh often. Love much.”

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2000 Sydney ParalympicsVolleyball - StandingStanding - Mensilver
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsVolleyball - SittingSitting Volleyball - Menbronze
2007 Rio Parapan AmsVolleyball - SittingSitting Volleyball - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Volleyball - Sitting Sitting Volleyball - Men 3
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Volleyball - Sitting Sitting Volleyball - Men 3
Games Sport Event Result
2000 Sydney Paralympics Volleyball - Standing Standing - Men 2