Quick facts

Birthdate

December 14, 1995

Birthplace

Edmonton, AB

Residence

Edmonton, AB

Sport

Goalball

Classification

N/A

Experience

Santiago 2023

Tokyo 2020

Paris 2024

Brieann Baldock was born with oculocutaneous albinism which has caused her to be legally blind since birth. She has always loved playing sports and being active. Growing up she always played sports with able-bodied athletes. At 16 she discovered goalball at an Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind (ASRAB) event, and she has been hooked ever since. That same winter she tried blind hockey and loved that too.

In 2023, she was a member of Team Canada that won the gold medal at the Parapan Am Games to earn a berth for the 2024 Paralympics.

An alternate on the 2018 world championship team and the 2019 Parapan American Games team, she made the cut for her first Paralympic Games for Tokyo. She returned the following year helping Canada to fourth at the world championships.

She credits a strong performance at the 2019 Vancouver Grand Slam Tournament in which Canada won the gold and dedication to training during the pandemic with helping her make the Tokyo team.

She made her national team debut in 2017 at the Pan Am goalball championships helping Canada to gold and a berth at the 2018 worlds.

She credits ASRAB for providing her with the opportunity to be involved in sports that can range from recreation to an elite athlete level.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 

2023 Parapan American Games… 2022 World Championships… 2020 Paralympic Games …  Gold medal at 2017 Pan Am Championships.

PERSONAL

Lives in Edmonton… Her mother Kelly Baldock is the president of the Alberta Society for the Visually Impaired.. Accessibility advisor at Athabasca University where she is completing her Bachelor of education in elementary education … Has certificates in special needs teaching and child care from McEwen College…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2023 Parapan American Games 1st

2022 World Championships 4th

2021 Paralympic Games 9th