Morgan Bird

Morgan Bird

Morgan Bird continued to establish herself as a solid national team member in 2015. At the Parapan American Games in Toronto she won two gold medals and one silver. At the 2015 IPC World Championships she posted two top-five finishes in four individual races.

Bird made her international breakthrough at the IPC World Championships held in Montreal in 2013. She competed in five events, earning two silver medals and helped Canada to a surprise runner-up finish in the 4x100 freestyle relay. She set Canadian record times in four races.

Bird showed her performances at the world championships were no fluke as she notched two more individual medals at the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships.

Bird was part of Canada’s impressive youth movement at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. She reached finals in three of her four individual events.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2012 Paralympic Games… 2015 Parapan American Games… 2013 and 2015 IPC World Championships… As of May 2016 she held six Canadian records – the 50, 100, 200, 400-m freestyle and 50 and 100-m butterfly.

PERSONAL

She was born with cerebral palsy. The condition affects the left side of her body… Named Alberta’s female para-swimmer of the year in 2015…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Parapan American Games 1st 50-m freestyle
2015 Parapan American Games 1st 400-m freestyle
2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 100-m freestyle
2015 IPC World Championships 4th 100-m freestyle
2015 IPC World Championships 5th 100-m butterfly
2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships 2nd 50-m freestyle
2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships 3rd 100-m freestyle
2014 Commonwealth Games 4th 100-m freestyle
2013 IPC World Championships 2nd 4X100-m freestyle relay (34 points)
2013 IPC World Championships 2nd  50-m freestyle
2012 Paralympic Games 4th 400-m freestyle
 

 

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming50m Freestyle - Womengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming400m Freestyle - Womengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming100m Freestyle - Womensilver

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 7
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 5
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Women 10
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 10
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Women 5
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Women 5
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 400m Freestyle - Women 4
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Butterfly - Women 9
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 8
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 6
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 1
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 400m Freestyle - Women 1
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Butterfly - Women 9