Quick facts

Birthdate

May 25, 1990

Birthplace

St Catharines, ON

Residence

St Catharines, ON

Sport

Para Athletics

Experience

Lima 2019

Toronto 2015

Kyle Whitehouse was born with mild cerebral palsy. He began running in 2005 as an extracurricular activity after school and the sport has since become a passion. His international debut was as a member of the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championship team, placing fifth in the 100 metres. He also was a double silver medallist that same year at the Parapan American Games. He won two more Parapan Am medals on home soil at Toronto 2015, a gold in the 200m – in a Parapan Am record time of 23.66 – and silver in the 100m. He also was a torch bearer during the relay prior to the Games. He competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and finished fourth in the 100m.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Five-time Canadian champion… Canadian record holder T38 100m (11.60) … Canadian record holder T38 200m (23.55) … Four-time Parapan Am medallist (two in 2011 and two in 2015)

PERSONAL

Enjoys football, hockey, muscle cars and watching drag racing with his dad Geoff and brother Michael. An extremely social person, he shares his Para sport experiences at speaking engagements.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2015 Parapan Am Games – Gold 200m
  • 2015 Parapan Am Games – Silver 100m
  • 2011 Parapan American Games – Silver 100m
  • 2011 Parapan American Games – Silver 200m