Quick facts

Birthdate

July 30, 1996

Birthplace

Peace River, AB

Residence

Peace River, AB

Sport

Para Athletics

Classification

T47

Experience

Lima 2019

Tokyo 2020

In 2019, Thomas Normandeau made finals in the T47 800-m at both the IPC World Championships in Dubai and the Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games, his first major Games. He was sixth in Lima and eighth in Dubai and held the Canadian record at the end of the season. Those competitions were his first-ever trips outside North America.

Normandeau began running during his senior year of high school. He joined his high school cross-country team to improve his fitness for football. In 2018, he learned about the world of Paralympic sport and that there was a class for his disability in athletics. He followed the steps to eventually earn himself a spot on the Canadian national team.
 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2019 Parapan American Games, IPC World Championships

PERSONAL

Graduated in exercise science at Western Oregon University… His idol is US ultra marathon runner David Goggins…. Born without his left hand.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2019 IPC World Championships 400m 8th 
  • 2019 Parapan American Games 400m 6th 
  • 2019 Arizona Grand Prix 400m 1st