Quick facts

Birthdate

April 17, 2001

Birthplace

Quebec City

Residence

St-Augustin, QC

Sport

Para Swimming

Classification

S8/SB8/SM8

Experience

Paris 2024

Rio 2016

Tokyo 2020

Toronto 2015

Sabrina Duchesne assured her spot on the 2024 Paralympic Games by beating the A standard in the women’s S7 400-metre freestyle at the Paralympic team trials held in Toronto in May.

At the 2023 Para Swimming World Championships, Duchesne secured a bronze in the 400-metre freestyle . It was her first major international individual medal.  She also placed fifth in the 100-metre freestyle.

At the Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships, Duchesne placed 4th in the 400-m freestyle S7 and 6th in the 100-m freestyle S7.

At the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, Duchesne was a member of the 4×100-m freestyle relay (34 points) that captured bronze. Individually. She finished fifth in the women’s 400-m freestyle S7 and sixth in the 100-m freestyle S7, both in personal best times.

At the London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, Duchesne reached two finals in four individual events, including the 400-m freestyle S7 (6th) and 200-m individual medley SM7 (8th).

At the 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships, Duchesne finished fourth in the 400-m freestyle S7 and sixth in the 100-m freestyle S7 and the 50-m butterfly S7 in a personal best time.

At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Duchesne swam in five events, with her best result being a 9th-place finish in the 400-m freestyle.

Duchesne made a strong impression in her first season on the national team in 2015. She won the bronze medal in the 400-m freestyle at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games and raced in five events at the 2015 IPC World Championships. She was the youngest national team member that season at age 14.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016, 2020 Paralympic Games… 2015, 2019, 2022, 2023 IPC World Championships… … 2015 Parapan American Games

PERSONAL

Criminology student at Université Laval in Quebec City… Afflicted with spastic diparesis in the lower limbs

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2023 World Championships 400m freestyle 3rd

2023 World Championships 100m freestyle 5th

2022 World Championships 400m freestyle 4th

2022 World Championships 100m freestyle 6th

2021 Paralympic Games 4X100m freestyle relay 3rd

2021 Paralympic Games 400m freestyle 5th

2021 Paralympic Games 100m freestyle 6th

2019 IPC World Championships 400m freestyle 7th

2019 IPC World Championships 200m individual medley 8th

2016 Paralympic Games 400-m freestyle 9th

2015 Parapan American Games 400-m freestyle 3rd

2015 World Championships 200-m individual medley 7th

Paralympic Medals

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