Quick facts

Birthdate

May 24, 1978

Birthplace

Murrayville, B.C.

Residence

Murrayville, B.C.

Sport

Para Triathlon

Experience

Rio 2016

Christine Robbins was born into a family of world-class athletes. Both of her aunts competed at the highest levels as part of Team Canada in show jumping and alpine ski racing. Robbins was born with a visual impairment and her parents always encouraged her to pursue many sports: swimming and running on high school teams, skiing, and especially horse jumping. Career highlights include top ribbons in many Grand Prix and a gold medal win at the B.C. Summer Games.

After the decision to stop riding competitively in order to concentrate on her post-secondary education, Robbins continued to stay fit through running and swimming. When she moved to Ottawa, a friend encouraged her to join a half-marathon clinic with the Running Room. She completed four half-marathons in two years.

After her fourth half-marathon she got bored of just running and needed a new challenge. Another friend invited her to Triathlon Canada’s first para-triathlon camp and she has been hooked ever since. She loves the challenge of training for all three sports at once.

In 2013 Robbins raced para-triathlons for the first time. Each race has been an adventure, and a great learning experience. Winning the national championships in her category with her guide at the time, Lindsay Los, and being surrounded by her very supportive family was a definite highlight.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 Paralympic Games… Two-time world Para triathlon championship team member…

PERSONAL

Earned a Masters in public policy at Simon Fraser University…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2016 Paralympic Games 10th
  • 2016 ITU World Para triathlon Series (Strathclyde, Scotland) 2nd
  • 2016 ITU World Para triathlon Series (Yokohama) 4th
  • 2015 World Championships 8th
  • 2015 Canadian Championships 1st
  • 2015 ITU World Para triathlon Series (Edmonton) 2nd
  • 2014 World Championships 6th
  • 2014 ITU World Para triathlon Series (Magog) 2nd
  • 2014 ITU World Para triathlon Series (Chicago) 2nd