Quick facts

Birthdate

January 15, 1996

Birthplace

Timmins, ON

Residence

Calgary

Sport

Goalball

Classification

N/A

Experience

Lima 2019

Rio 2016

Santiago 2023

Tokyo 2020

Paris 2024

Meghan Mahon has been a member of the women’s national goalball team since 2016.

In 2023, Mahon and her teammates won the gold medal at the Parapan American Games to earn a berth for the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris.

She competed at the 2016 and 2020 Paralympic Games and the 2019 Parapan Am Games as well earning the bronze in Lima, Peru.

Mahon was honoured with a large banner with her name on it by her hometown of Timmins, Ont. for attending the 2016 Paralympic Games. The banner was prominently displayed at an underpass in downtown Timmins throughout the summer of 2016.

As a member of the junior Canadian team in 2015, Mahon won gold at the IBSA World Youth and Student Games.

Born with a genetic cone-rod retinal condition (achromatopsia) Mahon has 10 per cent vision. Mahon grew up loving all things sport, she tried every sport presented to her: karate, dance, hockey, gymnastics, badminton and beep baseball to name a few. Beginning high school at O’Gornman High School in Timmins, Mahone was very involved in high school sport. She adopted a love for hockey and track and field.

In 2012, Mahon was attending Ontario Blind Sports Association’s summer sports camp when she was introduced to goalball. Mahon didn’t think much of the sport until a year later when she switched to W. Ross Macdonald School for the blind for her grade 12 year and was reintroduced to the goalball. In 2013 she began playing goalball for Team Ontario. Mahon remained at W. Ross for an additional year, graduating in 2015.

In 2017, Mahon graduated with an advanced diploma from the child and youth care practitioner program at Cambrian College in Sudbury, ON. In 2018 she moved to Calgary. She is now a child and youth worker for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind in Calgary and plays goalball for Team Alberta.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 and 2020 Paralympic Games… 2019 (bronze), 2023 (gold)  Parapan Am Games… 2019, 2022 IBSA World Championship and Games… Gold at 2015 IBSA World Youth and Student Games…

PERSONAL

Is a child and youth worker for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind in Calgary…  Loves hockey, snowboarding, camping, hiking…Born with a genetic cone-rod retinal condition (achromatopsia)…… Has one sibling who was born with the same condition… Played hockey and track and field in high school…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2023 Parapan American Games – 1st

2022 IBSA World Championships – 4th

2021 Paralympic Games – 9th

2019 Parapan Am Games – 3rd

2019 IBSA World Championships– 5th

2018 World Championships 4th

2016 Paralympic Games 6th

2015 IBSA World Youth Games 1st