Tristan Smyth

Tristan Smyth

 

T54 wheelchair racer Tristan Smyth competed in two races at the 2018 Commonwealth Games placing fourth in the marathon and seventh in the 1500-m. In that marathon, there was a three-way tie for second place and the official placements needed to be decided on the photo finish.

He made a sparkling Paralympic Games debut in 2016 in Rio, helping Canada to the bronze medal in the 4X400-m wheelchair relay. He  launched his national team career in 2015 at the Parapan Am Games in Toronto and the IPC World Championships.

He discovered wheelchair sports during a rehabilitation stint at GF Strong after becoming injured in a skateboarding accident. Smyth is coached by Paralympic silver medalist Kelly Smith. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2018 Commonwealth Games... 2016 bronze medal in 4X400-m relay at Paralympic Games... 2017 and 2015 world championship team member... 2015 Parapan American Games

PERSONAL

Incomplete paraplegic as a result of spinal cord injury…earned a diploma in renewable resources – forest technology option from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 2010... Speaks Japanese

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2018 Commonwealth Games Marathon 4th

2018 Commonwealth Games 1500m 7th

2017 World Championships 5000m 8th

2015 World Championships 5000m 25th

2015 Parapan American Games 1500m 9th

2015 Parapan American Games 1500m 9th

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2016 Rio ParalympicsAthletics4 x 400m Relay - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Athletics 1500m - Men 23
2016 Rio Paralympics Athletics 4 x 400m Relay - Men 3
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics 1500m - Men 9
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics 5000m - Men 999