Quick facts

Birthdate

June 5, 1989

Birthplace

St. John's, N.L.

Residence

St. John's, N.L.

Sport

Boccia

Experience

Santiago 2023

Kristyn Collins reached the round of 16 in the women’s BC2 individual event at the 2022 world championships. Earlier that year she made Canadian boccia history with bronze at the 2022 World Boccia Cup in Rio, the first Canadian to win a medal at a world event in the women’s BC2 classification.

Her success has continued in 2023, including a bronze in the Parapan Am Games test event in Santiago.
In the past, she has played Para ice hockey, therapeutic horseback riding, and karate. She started playing boccia in an organized recreational program through Easter Seals in 2012 and continued to increase her involvement since then. 

Since competing at her first Canadian Championships in 2013, the experience of competition never left her. She felt a sense of belonging and began pushing herself to improve as much as possible. There were some ups and downs but her dedication and “never quit” attitude has led her to success in the national program. 

She is most proud of putting in the work to be selected to the national team in 2019, 2022, and 2023. Being given the opportunity to represent her country as part of Team Canada on the world stage was something she had dreamed of for a long time and never thought it be possible until now.
 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2022 world championships…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2022 World Championships – women’s individual – eliminated in round of 16
2022 World Championships – BC1-2 team – did not advance to playoffs