Quick facts

Birthdate

June 12, 1997

Birthplace

Victoria, BC

Residence

Victoria, BC

Sport

Para Athletics

Classification

T37

Experience

Lima 2019

Rio 2016

Santiago 2023

Tokyo 2020

Toronto 2015

Since his emergence in Para athletics, Liam Stanley has competed at two Paralympic Games, a Parapan Am Games and three world championships.

As of October 2023, he holds the Canadian records in the T37 400m, 800m, 1500m and 5000m. His time of 15:39.08 in the 5000, set in May 2022, is the world record for the classification.

In 2023 at the world championships he placed seventh in the T37-28 1500m. In 2021 at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo he took fifth spot in the T37-38 1500m ranking first among the T37 classification runners with a T37 Games record 4:06.95.

In 2019, Stanley maintained himself among the world’s best middle distance runners with strong performances at two major events.

At the Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, Stanley finished second to compatriot Nate Riech in the men’s 1500m for the silver medal, then notched a bronze in the 400m. A few weeks later at the IPC Worlds in Dubai, Stanley took fifth in the 1500 and eighth in the 400. In his 400 heat, he set a personal best 54.18 seconds.

Stanley made a spectacular national team debut in Para athletics at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio with a silver medal in the T37 1500-m. He showed that result was no fluke when he placed second again at the 2017 IPC World Championships.

He also played for Canada in Para soccer at the 2015 Parapan American Games.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

In 2022 set a world record in the T37 5000m … Silver and bronze at the 2019 Parapan American Games… 2019 IPC World Championships… Silver medal in T37 1500-m at 2016 Paralympic Games and 2017 IPC world Championships… 2015 Parapan American Games… 2015 CP World Championships… 2013 and 2014 Canadian Para soccer player of the year.

PERSONAL

A stroke at birth left him with weakness on his right side… Younger brother Jack also competes in athletics…. His coach is two-time Olympian Bruce Deacon…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

(Para athletics)

2019 IPC World Championships 1500m 5th

2019 IPC World Championships 400m 8th

2019 Parapan American Games 1500m 2nd

2019 Parapan American Games 400m 3rd

2017 IPC World Championships 1500m 2nd

2017 IPC World Championships 800m 7th

2016 Paralympic Games 1500m 2nd
 

(Para soccer)

2015 Parapan American Games 4th

2015 CP World Championships 10th
 

Paralympic Medals

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