Quick facts

Birthdate

January 10, 1997

Birthplace

Pickering, ON

Residence

Pickering, ON

Sport

Para Athletics

Experience

Lima 2019

Rio 2016

Toronto 2015

Mitchell Chase took fourth spot in the 1500m in his Paralympic Games debut in 2016. He emerged as one of Canada’s most promising young track and field stars at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, where he won the gold medal in the T38 800-m.

A few weeks later he cracked the top-five in the same event at the IPC World Championships. He started running cross-country in Grade 2 at public school and transitioned to include track in high school.

He competes in the middle distances (400m, 800m 1500m, 3000m) and he is also an excellent cross country runner.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 Paralympic Games… 2015 and 2017 IPC World Championships… 2015 Parapan American Games… Ontario Para cross-country champion in 2014…

PERSONAL

Born with cerebral palsy which affects his right leg…enjoys skiing and hockey… Achieved NLS & Swim Instructors Certificates with Life Saving Society and Red Cross… He works in both roles in Pickering and at Camp Robin Hood in Toronto… has one sister and a twin brother…  Engineering studies with interest in nuclear science…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2017 IPC World Championships 1500m 7th
  • 2016 Paralympic Games 1500m 4th
  • 2015 IPC World Championships 1500m 5th
  • 2015 IPC World Championships 800m 9th
  • 2015 Parapan American Games 1500m 1st