Whitney Bogart

Whitney Bogart

 

Whitney Bogart first got involved in goalball in 2001 while in high school at age 15. She started competing at the elite level in 2005. Born with albinism, Bogart and her twin brother, Tyler Burk, both share a love for goalball.

Bogart made the Ontario provincial team in 2002 and earned her first national title in 2008.  She was selected to Team Canada in 2005 and made the cut every year except in 2008.

Bogart’s biggest sport accomplishment and medal performance was winning the gold medal at the 2011 IBSA World Championships and Games in Turkey, which qualified the team for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Her most memorable career moment was competing for her country and being on the starting line for that game.

Now she hopes to help Canada get a ticket to Rio at Toronto 2015.

Career Highlights

2011 and 2015 Parapan American Games…2012 Paralympic Games… World champion in 2006 and 2011…Bronze at 2015 World Championships

Personal

Has three brothers and a sister…All five children have albinism…

Notable International Results

  • 2015 World Championships 3rd
  • 2012 Paralympic Games 5th
  • 2011 Parapan American Games 3rd   
  • 2011 World Championships 1st
  • 2006 World Championships 1st

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsGoalballGoalball - Womenbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Goalball Goalball - Women 3
Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Goalball Goalball - Women 5