Quick facts

Birthdate

April 27, 2000

Birthplace

Thunder Bay, Ont.

Residence

Thunder Bay, Ont.

Sport

Para Athletics

Experience

Santiago 2023

Keegan Gaunt is the daughter of Robbi Weldon who won a gold medal in Para cycling for Canada at the 2012 Paralympic Games and competed overall at four Paralympic Games for Canada in both cycling and cross-country skiing.

Like her mother, Gaunt was diagnosed with Stargardt Disease in her teenage years. It’s a condition that attacks her central vision and has left her with blind spots in her sight.

Her father Robert, also visually impaired, was a two-time Paralympian for Canada in men’s goalball. He has worked at CNIB for 18 years and in 2023 is president of CNIB SmartLife and Open Innovation.

In 2021,  Gaunt lowered the Canadian record in the women’s T13 1500m to 4:41.62 wiping out a record that season that had stood since 1984.

PERSONAL

Pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Management of Economics and Finance from the University of Guelph…. In 2021, worked as a corporate banking intern at HSBC…