Victoria Nolan

Victoria Nolan


Victoria Nolan heads to her third Paralympic Games in Rio. She was also part of the LTA4+ (mixed coxed four) crew that placed sixth in Beijing 2008 and seventh in London 2012. She retired after the London 2012 Paralympic Games, but returned in 2015, helping the crew win bronze at the world championships which qualified them for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Between 2007 and 2015, Nolan won four world championship medals, including gold in 2010.

At 18 years old, Nolan was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. After the birth of her two children, her eyesight deteriorated significantly and left her with only three per cent vision. With a desire to be a good role model for her children, Nolan decided to take up a sport. While visiting a local rowing club, she learned about adaptive rowing and tried it out.

In February 2014, Nolan published her autobiography, titled "Beyond Vision”. She is certified as a special education teacher.


2008, 2012 Paralympic Games… Five-time world championship team member… The Toronto Argonaut Rowing Club’s Oarswoman of the Year in 2011 and Rowing Canada’s Adaptive Athlete of the Year in 2007.


Nolan holds a Master’s Degree in Child Study and Education and a H.BSc (Specialist Cognitive Science).


2016 World Cup (POL) LTA4+ 1st
2015 World Championships LTA4+ 3rd
2012 Paralympic Games LTA4+ 7th
2011 World Championships LTA4+ 2nd
2010 World Championships LTA4+ 1st
2009 World Championships LTA4+ 4th
2008 Paralympic Games LTA4+ 6th
2007 World Championships LTA4+ 3rd


2016 Rio ParalympicsRowingFour - Mixedbronze


Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Rowing Four - Mixed 3
2012 London Paralympics Rowing Four - Mixed 7
2008 Beijing Paralympics Rowing Four - Mixed 6