Katarina Roxon

Katarina Roxon

 

Katarina Roxon showed she is competitive in any event she enters by qualifying for the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, and the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games.

The S9 swimmer reached the podium in six of the seven events she competed in at the Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships including victories in the 200-metre individual medley and the 100-m breaststroke. Roxon also set a short-course world record in the 200-m butterfly at an event earlier in the season.

Roxon successfully defended her 100-m breaststroke title at the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships in Pasadena, Calif. She also won a silver in the 200-m individual medley and reached four other individual finals for one of the best international performances of her career.

Just prior to the Para Pan Pacs, Roxon posted fifth-place finishes in the 100-m breaststroke and 200-m individual medley at the Commonwealth Games.

At the 2013 IPC World Championships, 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. Roxon reached three other finals, placing fourth in the 100-m breaststroke with a Canadian record, fifth in the 200-m individual medley and seventh in the 100-m freestyle.

Roxon competed at her second Paralympic Games in 2012. She was among Canada’s busiest athletes, competing in eight events in the S8 category. The highlight was a fifth-place finish in the 100-metre breaststroke and helping Canada to seventh-place in both women’s relays.

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming100m Breaststroke - Womengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsSwimming4 x 100m Medley Relay - Womengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming50m Freestyle - Womensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming400m Freestyle - Womensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming200m Individual Medley - 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 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
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 3
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
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Butterfly - Women 6
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 2
Games Sport Event Result
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
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 12
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 12
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