Shawna Ryan

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 athlete identification 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 biggest influences are her first coach Frank Matus, her strength coach Bruce Craven, her training pilot Susan Blum, her family and her current coach Eric Van den Eynde.

 

Ryan started on the international stage in 2014 with pilot Audrey Lemieux and since 2015 she has teamed up with Joanie Caron. With Caron she won a bronze medal at the Parapan American Games in Toronto in the mixed road time trial and placed fourth at the track time trial.

 

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

 

Career Highlights

2015 Parapan American Games in para-cycling… Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in goalball

 

Personal

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 working in geriatrics… married with two young daughters.

Notable International Results

(with Joanie Caron)

2016 World Cup (BEL), time trial 9th

2016 World Cup (BEL), road race 10th

2015 Parapan American Games mixed road race 6th

2015 Parapan American Games track time trial 4th

2015 Parapan American Games mixed 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

 

(with Audrey Lemieux)

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

2014 World Cup (ESP) road race 8th

2014 World Cup (ESP) time trial 6th

 

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsCycling - RoadIndividual Time Trial - Mixedbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Cycling - Road Road Race - Women 12
2016 Rio Paralympics Cycling - Road Individual Time Trial - Women 7
2008 Beijing Paralympics Goalball Goalball - Women 5
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