Sarah Mehain

Sarah Mehain

 

Sarah Mehain enhanced her medal collection in 2015 with sparkling performances at the IPC Swimming World Championship in Glasgow, Scotland, and the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.

In Glasgow, she capped three top-five performances with a bronze in the 50-m butterfly. In Toronto, she marched to the podium four times including the top step for her 50-m butterfly win.

Mehain was Canada’s busiest swimmer at the 2013 IPC World Championships in Montreal, competing in six individual events. The highlight was a bronze medal, her first major international podium finish, in the 100-m backstroke.  At her first Paralympic Games in London in 2012 she reached the final in four of her six events.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2012 Paralympic Games… 2015 Parapan American Games… 2010, 2013 and 2015 IPC World Championships…

PERSONAL

Mehain has cerebral palsy and is hemiplegic, which causes one side of her body to be weaker than the other, and not as coordinated…Her sisters Heather and Hannah have both competed at world junior level in cross-country skiing.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Parapan American Games 1st 50-m butterfly
2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 50-m freestyle
2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 100-m freestyle
2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 100-m backstroke
2015 IPC World Championships 3rd 50-m butterfly
2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships 3rd 100-m breaststroke
2013 IPC World Championships 3rd 100-m backstroke
2012 Paralympic Games 6th 50-m butterfly

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming50m Butterfly - Womengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming100m Backstroke - Womensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming50m Freestyle - Womensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming100m Freestyle - Womensilver

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 5
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Backstroke - Women 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Butterfly - Women 1
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Women 4
Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 7
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 11
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Backstroke - Women 10
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 100m Breaststroke - Women 7
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 50m Butterfly - Women 6
2012 London Paralympics Swimming 200m Individual Medley - Women 7