Quick facts

Birthdate

July 11, 2000

Birthplace

Victoria, BC

Residence

Victoria, BC

Sport

Para Athletics

Experience

Lima 2019

Santiago 2023

At the 2023 World Para Athletics Championships in Paris, Michael Barber set a personal best and Canadian record 3:58.64 in the men’s T20 1500m to place ninth.

He made his multi-sport Games debut in 2019 at the Parapan Ams in Lima and reached the 1500m final placing sixth.

Before the Parapan Ams, Barber competed at his second consecutive world junior championships for Para athletics. At the world juniors in 2017 he won the 1500m and was fourth in the 400m in the U18 category.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2023 World Championships… 2019 Parapan American Games… 2017 and 2019 World Junior Championships… As of October 2023, holds Canadian record in T20 800m and 1500m 

PERSONAL

His father Gary Barber ran for Canada at the 1990 Commonwealth Games… diagnosed autistic as a child…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2023 World Championships 1500m 9th 

2019 Parapan American Games 1500m 6th

2019 Parapan American Games 400m eliminated in heats

2017 World Junior Championships 1500m 1st

2017 World Junior Championships 400m 4th