Quick facts

Birthdate

July 31, 1993

Birthplace

Kingston, ON

Residence

Kingston, ON

Sport

Para Swimming

Experience

Toronto 2015

Chris Sergeant-Tsonos enjoyed his first experience in a major championships at home, competing in three events in the S8 disability class at the 2013 IPC World Championships in Montreal. The highlight was an eighth place finish in the 50-m freestyle.

He earned himself a chance at another home Games after qualifying for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games team at the Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships, where he was second in the 50-metre freestyle and third in the 100-m backstroke.

Sergeant-Tsonos was a member of Canada’s team at the 2011 Parapan Am Games in Guadalajara. He won the silver medal in the 100-metre backstroke and bronze in the 50-m freestyle and competed in nine events overall, making him one of Canada’s busiest athletes at the Games.

That 100-m backstroke medal was all the more amazing considering he only started the event in 2010 but it quickly emerged as his prime event. He qualified for the 2011 world championships by bettering his personal best time by more than two seconds.

Paralympic Medals

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