Chris Sergeant-Tsonos

 

Chris Sergeant-Tsonos enjoyed his first experience in a major championships at home, competing in three events in the S8 disability class at the 2013 IPC World Championships in Montreal. The highlight was an eighth place finish in the 50-m freestyle.

He earned himself a chance at another home Games after qualifying for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games team at the Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships, where he was second in the 50-metre freestyle and third in the 100-m backstroke.

Sergeant-Tsonos was a member of Canada’s team at the 2011 Parapan Am Games in Guadalajara. He won the silver medal in the 100-metre backstroke and bronze in the 50-m freestyle and competed in nine events overall, making him one of Canada’s busiest athletes at the Games.

That 100-m backstroke medal was all the more amazing considering he only started the event in 2010 but it quickly emerged as his prime event. He qualified for the 2011 world championships by bettering his personal best time by more than two seconds.

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Mensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming4 x 100m Medley Relay - Mensilver
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsSwimming100m Backstroke - Mensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming50m Freestyle - Menbronze
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsSwimming50m Freestyle - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 9
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Men 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Men 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 3
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 5
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 6
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Men 6
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Swimming 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Men 4
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 3
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 6
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 5
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 2
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Men 7
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Butterfly - Men 6
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 4