Devin Gotell

Devin Gotell

 

In 2015, Devin Gotell continued to prove himself as one of the most experienced racers on the Canadian para-swimming team. He followed up a strong 2014 season with three medals at the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games: gold in the 400-m freestyle and silver in the 200-m IM and 100-m backstroke. He started 2016 setting personal bests in all three backstroke distances.

Gotell is already a two-time Paralympian (2008 and 2012) reaching three finals over both Games and a three-time world championship team member (2006, 2010, 2013). He competed at the 2011 and 2014 Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships, winning a silver medal each time.

He produced his first big international splash with six medals at the 2007 Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, which included a 15-second improvement on his world championship time in the 200-m individual medley.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Parapan American Games in 2007 and 2015… Paralympic Games in 2008 and 2012…

PERSONAL

Born with a genetic condition called oculocutaneous albinism... His older sister Chelsey worked as the sport and athlete relations coordinator with TO2015 and was the first runner in the 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay…she retired in 2010 after a brilliant para-swimming career which featured 12 Paralympic medals and four world titles…They were both on the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games team together…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Parapan American Games 1st 400-m freestyle
2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 200-m IM
2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 100-m backstroke
2014 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships 2nd 400-m freestyle
2013 IPC World Championships 6th 400-m freestyle
2013 IPC World Championships 7th 100-m backstroke
2012 Paralympic Games 7th 400-m freestyle
2010 IPC World Championships 4th 400-m freestyle
2008 Paralympic Games 7th 400 freestyle
2008 Paralympic Games 8th 100-m backstroke
2007 Parapan American Games 2nd 400-m freestyle
2007 Parapan American Games 2nd 100-m backstroke
2007 Parapan American Games 3rd 100-m freestyle
2007 Parapan American Games 3rd 200-m IM
2006 IPC World Championships 6th 400-m freestyle

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming400m Freestyle - Mengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming100m Backstroke - Mensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Mensilver
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming400m Freestyle - Mensilver
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming100m Backstroke - Mensilver
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming100m Freestyle - Menbronze
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 19
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 11
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 8
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 16
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 14
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 7
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 9
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 11
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 7
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 8
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Butterfly - Men 17
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 13
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 4
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 1
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Men 3
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Men 4
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Men 3
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 400m Freestyle - Men 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Backstroke - Men 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Men 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Butterfly - Men 3