Quick facts

Birthdate

July 10, 1998

Birthplace

Redcliff, AB

Residence

Redcliff, AB

Sport

Para Athletics

Classification

F55

Experience

Lima 2019

Tokyo 2020

Thrower Sarah Mickey is becoming a consistent member of Canada’s national Para athletics team. She has represented Canada at the last two world championships (2019 and 2023), the 2020 Paralympic Games and the 2019 Parapan American Games.

The 2019 Parapan Ams was her major Games debut. Mickey placed fourth in the women’s discus with a personal best throw of 21.38 metres, less than a metre from the podium. That eclipsed the 21.30 she threw earlier in the year at a meet in Lethbridge.

Then a few months later, she launched a 20.98 throw for fifth spot in her world championships debut in Dubai.

Despite some health struggles in 2021, Mickey added two personal bests, setting new marks in both discus (23.47 metres) and shot put (6.98 metres).

She started in Para athletics in 2015. She played Para ice hockey for the Canadian women’s national team and the Medicine Hat Hockey Hounds. Prior to her illness she practiced figure skating.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2020 Paralympic Games… 2019 and 2023 World Championships… 2019 Parapan American Games… 

PERSONAL

She began to lose the feeling in her lower body in 2014 due to Lyme disease. The condition is a bacterial infection that is spread by ticks…  She began competing in Para athletics at age 17

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2023 IPC World Championships discus 8th

2021 Paralympic Games discus 6th

2019 IPC World Championships discus 5th

2019 Parapan American Games discus 4th