Brent Lakatos

Brent Lakatos

 

Legendary Canadian wheelchair racers André Viger and Chantal Petitclerc were big influences on Brent Lakatos who is currently carving his own path to greatness.  It was Viger who introduced Lakatos to wheelchair racing and provided him with his first chair for the sport, a piece of equipment previously owned by Petitclerc.

From the moment he put on the gloves and pushed off, Lakatos has just kept going faster and faster. He enjoyed another super season in 2015. Three gold medals at the Parapan American Games in Toronto and four medals, including three more gold, at the IPC World Championships.

Lakatos clinched three Paralympic silver medals at London 2012, and four gold and one silver at the 2013 IPC World Championships in Lyon, France. In May 2014 he broke his own world record in the 100m T53 at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Nottwil, Switzerland, clocking 14.17.

He was recruited to play wheelchair basketball for the University of Texas [where he won the 2002 national title] and then successfully qualified for the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens despite switching to wheelchair racing just eight months earlier.  At Texas he studied engineering and is now a programmer analyst.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2004, 2008, 2012 Paralympic Games… 2015 Parapan American Games… 2006, 2011, 2013, 2015 IPC World Championships…

PERSONAL

Lakatos married Stefanie Reid a member of the British Paralympic athletics team in 2008… At age six he was involved in a skating accident playing hockey. The impact of hitting the ice caused a blood clot to form in his spine, which resulted in paralysis.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 IPC World Championships 800m 1st

2015 IPC World Championships 200m 1st

2015 IPC World Championships 100m 1st

2015 IPC World Championships 400m 2nd

2015 Parapan American Games 100m 1st

2015 Parapan American Games 400m 1st

2015 Parapan American Games 800m 1st

2013 IPC World Championships 200m 1st

2013 IPC World Championships 100m 1st

2013 IPC World Championships 4X400m relay 1st

2012 Paralympic Games 200m 2nd

2012 Paralympic Games 400m 2nd

2012 Paralympic Games 800m 2nd

2011 IPC World Championships 200m 2nd

2011 IPC World Championships 100m 3rd

2008 Paralympic Games 400m 5th

2008 Paralympic Games 200m 5th

2008 Paralympic Games 4X100m relay 4th

2006 IPC World Championships 100m 3rd

2006 IPC World Championships 200m 4th

2006 IPC World Championships 400m 5th

2006 IPC World Championships 800m 8th

2004 Paralympic Games 4X100m relay 4th

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2016 Rio ParalympicsAthletics100m - Mengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthletics100m - Mengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthletics800m - Mengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthletics400m - Mengold
2016 Rio ParalympicsAthletics400m - Mensilver
2012 London ParalympicsAthletics800m - Mensilver
2012 London ParalympicsAthletics200m - Mensilver
2012 London ParalympicsAthletics400m - Mensilver
2016 Rio ParalympicsAthletics800m - Menbronze
2016 Rio ParalympicsAthletics4 x 400m Relay - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Athletics 400m - Men 2
2016 Rio Paralympics Athletics 800m - Men 3
2016 Rio Paralympics Athletics 4 x 400m Relay - Men 3
2016 Rio Paralympics Athletics 100m - Men 1
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 100m - Men 5
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 200m - Men 2
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 400m - Men 2
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 800m - Men 2
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 4 x 400m Relay - Men 5
2008 Beijing Paralympics Athletics 100m - Men 6
2008 Beijing Paralympics Athletics 200m - Men 5
2008 Beijing Paralympics Athletics 400m - Men 5
2004 Athens Paralympics Athletics 200m - Men 20
2004 Athens Paralympics Athletics 100m - Men 21
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics 100m - Men 1
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics 400m - Men 1
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics 800m - Men 1