Katarina Roxon

Katarina Roxon

 

Katarina Roxon produced one of the best seasons in her career in 2015. She collected six medals including gold in the 100-m breaststroke at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. At the 2015 IPC World Championships she struck bronze in Canadian record time in the 100-m breast.

At the 2013 IPC World Championships held in Montreal, Roxon helped Canada to the silver medal in the women’s 4x100-m freestyle relay. It was one of six events she competed in at the Montreal worlds. She also reached three other finals. Roxon competed at her second Paralympic Games in London in 2012. She was among Canada’s busiest athletes, competing in eight events in the S8 category.

At age 15, she was the youngest Canadian swimmer on the Beijing 2008 Paralympic team. She has competed at four IPC Worlds, including in 2006 at age 13, and the last two Pan Pacific Para –swimming Championships and Commonwealth Games.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games… 2007 and 2015 Parapan American Games… 2013 and 2015 IPC World Championships… 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games…As of May 2016, held four Canadian records including all three breaststroke distances…

PERSONAL

She was born with her left arm missing below her elbow… she got involved in swimming at five because her parents thought it was an essential skill…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Parapan American Games 1st 100-m breaststroke
2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 50-m freestyle
2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 400-m freestyle
2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 200-m individual medley
2015 Parapan American Games 3rd 100-m freestyle
2015 Parapan American Games 3rd 100-m backstroke
2015 IPC World Championships 3rd 100-m breaststroke
2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships 1st 100-m breaststroke
2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships 2nd 200-m individual medley
2014 Commonwealth Games 5th 100-m breaststroke and 200-m individual medley
2013 IPC World Championships 2nd 4X100-m freestyle relay (34 points)
2012 Paralympic Games 5th 100-m breaststroke
2010 Commonwealth Games 6th 50-m freestyle, 5th 100-m freestyle and 100-m butterfly
2008 Paralympic Games 12th 100-m breaststroke
2007 Parapan American Games 1st 4X100-m medley relay
2007 Parapan American Games 2nd 200-m individual medley
2007 Parapan American Games 2nd 100-m breaststroke
2007 Parapan American Games 3rd 50-m freestyle

 

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming100m Breaststroke - Womengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming4 x 100m Medley Relay - Womengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Womensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming50m Freestyle - Womensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming400m Freestyle - Womensilver
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming100m Breaststroke - Womensilver
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming200m Individual Medley - Womensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming100m Freestyle - Womenbronze
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming100m Backstroke - Womenbronze
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming50m Freestyle - Womenbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 3
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 400m Freestyle - Women 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Backstroke - Women 3
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Women 1
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Butterfly - Women 5
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Butterfly - Women 6
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 2
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Women 1
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 3
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Women 2
Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 12
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 12
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Women 10
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Women 5
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Butterfly - Women 11
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 10
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Women 7
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34pts - Women 7
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 14
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Women 12
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 100m Butterfly - Women 19
2008 Beijing Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 14