Tammy Cunnington

Tammy Cunnington

 

Tammy Cunnington burst on the international stage in 2015 with a triple medal performance at the Parapan American Games in Toronto and a seventh place in the 50-m freestyle at the IPC World Championships. She also posted four personal bests at April 2016 at the Canadian para-swimming trials.

Cunnington was six years old when she was struck by an airplane at a Ponoka, Alta., air show in April 1982. The accident left her a paraplegic with the full use of her right arm, plus her core and shoulders.

A figure skater before the accident, Cunnington has played wheelchair basketball at a national level and competed in para-triathlon. She also enjoys hand cycling, paddle boarding and para-alpine sit-skiing.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Set an Americas record in 50-m butterfly and won three medals at Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games…Competed at two international para-triathlon events including a fifth place finish at Pan Am Championships in Dallas in 2014… As of May 2016 holds Canadian records in the 50-m and 100-m freestyles and 50-m butterfly.

PERSONAL

Swims for the Red Deer Catalina Club…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 200-m freestyle
2015 Parapan American Games 3rd 100-m freestyle
2015 Parapan American Games 3rd 4X50-m freestyle relay
2015 Parapan American Games 4th – 50-m backstroke
2015 Parapan American Games 4th – 50-m breaststroke
2015 Parapan American Games 4th – 50-m freestyle
2015 Parapan American Games 5th – 50-m butterfly
2015 IPC World Championships 7th 50-m freestyle

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming200m Freestyle - Womensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming100m Freestyle - Womenbronze
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsSwimming4 x 50m Freestyle Relay - Mixedbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 150m Individual Medley - Women 11
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 11
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 50m Breaststroke - Women 13
2016 Rio Paralympics Swimming 50m Butterfly - Women 11
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Freestyle - Women 4
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 100m Freestyle - Women 3
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 200m Freestyle - Women 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Backstroke - Women 4
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Breaststroke - Women 4
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 50m Butterfly - Women 5
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Swimming 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay - Mixed 3