Shawna Ryan


Shawna Ryan is a former member of Canada’s national goalball team and competed at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing.

Ryan started tandem cycling in 2013 when she attended an ID camp organized by Cycling Canada, Saskatchewan Blind Sports and the Saskatchewan Cycling Association. She enjoys the sport because it allows her to experience speed, tactics, and competition. Her first coach Frank Matus is her biggest influence because he helped her learn about cycling, equipment and training.

Ryan is legally blind and can only see 20 over 200 while using visual aids

Career Highlights

2015 Parapan American Games


Bachelor in of medical rehabilitation from the University of Manitoba and Bachelor of cultural anthropology from the University of Saskatchewan…On board of directors of Saskatoon Grief Support Saskatoon…Assist with composting workshops with Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council…Occupational therapist…

Notable International Results

  • 2015 Défi sportif, time trial 3rd
  • 2015 World Cup (ITA),  road race 5th
  • 2015 World Cup (ITA), time trial 8th
  • 2015 World Cup (SWI), road race 6th
  • 2015 World Cup (SWI), time trial 9th


2015 Toronto Parapan AmsCycling - RoadIndividual Time Trial - Mixedbronze


Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Cycling - Road Road Race - Mixed 6
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Cycling - Track Individual Pursuit - Mixed 7
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Cycling - Track 1km Time Trial - Mixed 4
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Cycling - Road Individual Time Trial - Mixed 3
Games Sport Event Result
2008 Beijing Paralympics Goalball Goalball - Women 5