Keira-Lyn Frie

London will be her first Paralympic Games, but Keira-Lyn Frie has already competed at three IWAS world junior championships and two IPC worlds. Making the team for London is a personal victory for Frie, who had lost confidence after having trouble beating her personal best performances for three years.

Frie’s career highlights are two sixth-place finishes at the 2010 IPC World Championships, two first-place finishes at the 2012 Canadian Track and Field Trials in the 100m and 200m, five firstplace finishes at the 2011 Canadian Nationals and three golds at the 2009 Canada Games.

A 2004 fall from a rooftop left Frie a paraplegic. After a year of healing, she turned to sport, which she says has taught her she’s stronger than she ever thought she could be. Her choice to take up wheelchair racing was made easier since her personal coach Rick Reelie, a former Canadian wheelchair racer, is her neighbour.

Between gym and track sessions, Frie trains nine times a week, with every fourth week a recovery week.

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 1500m - Women 8
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 5000m - Women 4
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 100m - Women 6
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 800m - Women 13