Quick facts

Birthdate

November 7, 1993

Birthplace

Mannheim, ON

Residence

Mannheim, ON

Sport

Para Athletics

Experience

Beijing 2008

Toronto 2015

At age 14, Leah Robinson was the youngest member of the Canadian team at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. She finished 10th in the 200m and 11th in the 100m. Thrilled to be representing her country again in London, Robinson notched another top-10 finish.

Robinson, who has cerebral palsy, first heard about para-athletics at an awards banquet when she was 11 years old. She made the national team in 2008 and early in her career became the Canadian record holder in the 100m, 400m, 800m and 1,500m. In 2012, Robinson broke her own Canadian record for the T37 400m in qualifying for the Paralympic Team.

Friends and family are very important to Robinson. She credits her parents for teaching her to stay humble.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2014 national champion in T37 200m & 400m… 2012 Paralympic Games… 2011 IPC World Championships… 2010 Commonwealth Games…

PERSONAL

Student at University of Guelph… Developing public speaking skills with Right to Play…Passion for baking, especially every kind of dessert… Started running with her Dad at age four and hooked ever since.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2012 Paralympic Games  400m 10th
2011 IPC World Championships 400m 5th
2008 Paralympic Games 200m 10th
2008 :Paralympic Games 100m 11th

 

 

Paralympic Medals

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