Quick facts

Birthdate

September 24, 1983

Birthplace

Brampton, ON

Residence

Brampton, ON

Sport

Para Athletics

Experience

Beijing 2008

Toronto 2015

Kyle Pettey has competed at four Paralympic Games collecting three medals. Pettey won a silver medal in shot put and discus at the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney. He added a shot put bronze in 2008 in Beijing.

Pettey made history when he became the first Canadian Paralympic thrower to win a gold medal in shot put at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which includes some events for athletes with a disability. His throw broke his own world record at the time. 

The athlete with cerebral palsy grew up on a farm in Campbellford, Ont., and started track and field at age 12. His parents built a throwing circle in the yard to help him practice.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

4-time Paralympian…3-time Paralympian medalist (2 silver, 1 bronze)… 3-time world record holder… Canadian Record holder F34 Shot put

PERSONAL

Customer Service Representative at TD Canada Trust.  Favourite teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers and Toronto Blue Jays.   Has a five- year old daughter, Lily. 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2012 Paralympic Games shot put 6th
2010 Commonwealth Games shot put, 1st
2008 Paralympic Games shot put 3rd
2007 Parapan American Games shot put 1st
2004 Paralympic Games discus 5th
2000 Paralympic Games shot put 2nd
2000 Paralympic Games discus 2nd

 

Paralympic Medals

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