Quick facts

Birthdate

January 10, 2002

Birthplace

Petawawa, ON

Residence

Petawawa, ON

Sport

Para Athletics

Classification

T13

Experience

Tokyo 2020

Austin Ingram is a visually impaired runner who holds the Canadian record in the T13 100 and 200-metres and is ranked in the top-10 in the world. He placed 10th overall in the T13 100m at his first Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2021 clocking a season best 11.21.

He also displayed his talent at the 2019 IPC World Championships in Dubai. He brought his 100m record down to 10.99 seconds in a fourth-place finish, just 0.01 seconds from the podium.

Ingram received a hero’s welcome from his school when they held a celebration in his honour upon his return from Dubai. The Town of Petawawa also marked the teen’s incredible achievements by presenting him with a certificate during their council meeting.

In 2018, he broke the T13 200m national record in July at age 16 and won a gold medal in the 2019 Grand Prix in Paris, France. He still holds both the 100 and 200 national marks through 2020.

Ingram started running in grade eight and broke Renfrew County elementary school records in the 100-m and 200-m sprints before making his mark at the provincial level with Valour Secondary School in Petawawa.

His visual impairment is primarily affected by light, so he is able to make out the lines on the track and run without a guide.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2021 Paralympic Games… 2019 IPC World Championships… First student from Valour Secondary School in Petawawa to win an Ontario high school track title… First athlete from Petawawa to compete at a world championship in any sport…

NOTABLE RESULTS

  • 2021 Paralympic Games 100m 10th
  • 2019 IPC World Championships 100m 4th