Quick facts

Birthdate

July 3, 1983

Birthplace

New Westminster, BC

Residence

New Westminster, BC

Sport

Para Athletics

Experience

Beijing 2008

Toronto 2015

Growing up in Coquitlam B.C., Dustin Walsh participated in many sports, including athletics, cycling, and downhill skiing. After competing in the T11 400M at the 1997 Canada Summer Games, Walsh chose to focus on athletics, and joined a training group coached by Don Steen. Over the next 10 years, Steen coached Walsh to two Paralympic games, including a fifth place finish in the Athens 2004 400M, and the 2006 IPC World Championships, where he achieved a fourth place finish in the 400m. Since 2011, Walsh has been coached by Laurier Primeau, and in that time he has been a member of the 2012 Paralympic team, and the 2013 IPC World Championships. He has also lowered his Canadian record in the T11 400m to 53.00 seconds.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian Record Holder, T11 400M

PERSONAL

Born with glaucoma, which caused him to lose most of his sight before the age of two, and all his sight by 12.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2011 IPC World Championships 400m 4th
2012 Paralympic Games 4x100m relay 6th

Paralympic Medals

1