Quick facts

Birthdate

May 6, 1970

Birthplace

Dorval, QC

Residence

Dorval, QC

Sport

Para Canoe

Experience

Rio 2016

Christine Gauthier is a five-time Para canoe world champion in the K1 200 metre LTA. She was also fourth in her Paralympic Games debut in 2016. She started Para canoe in 2008 as an outing with her sisters after suffering injuries during her military service. Gauthier was in the regular force field artillery for 10 years.

While training on an obstacle course in 1989 she jumped into a deep hole and had a bad landing. The resulting injuries to her knees, hips, neck and back have required many surgeries so far.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 Paralympic Games… five-time world champion

PERSONAL

Also plays sledge hockey, cross-country sit ski and hand cycles as cross training for paddling. She also enjoys riding her three-wheel motorcycle.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2016 Paralympic Games KL2 200-m 4th
  • 2016 World Championships KL2 200-m 5th
  • 2015 World Championships KL2 200-m 6th
  • 2014 World Championships K1 200-m 2nd
  • 2014 World Championships V1 200-m 3rd
  • 2013 World Championships K1 200-m 1st
  • 2013 World Championships V1 200-m 2nd
  • 2012 World Championships K1 200-m 1st
  • 2011 World Championships K1 200-m 1st
  • 2010 World Championships K1 200-m 1st
  • 2009 World Championships K1 200-m 1st