Quick facts

Birthdate

April 4, 1992

Birthplace

Calgary

Residence

Calgary

Sport

Goalball

Experience

Toronto 2015

Tiana Knights joined the Canadian women’s goalball team in 2011 and plays the centre position for the team. The team secured a spot for the 2020 Paralympic Games when China defeated South Korea in the semi-final at the Asia-Pacific Championships in Chiba, Japan in December 2019. 

Knight has attended the 2015 Parapan Am Games, 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games as an alternate, and 2011 IBSA World championship and Games

At age 3.5 Knight was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer that left Knight completely blind. Knight grew up with a love for sports, in her younger years she played many independent sports such as skiing and swimming.

There aren’t as many team sports options available to people with visual impairment, something Knight felt like she was missing out on. That all changed in 2005 when she was introduced to goalball while at a sports camp. She fell in love instantly with both the sport and the team atmosphere. Soon after at age 13, Knight got involved with the Alberta Youth Program and began playing goalball for Team Alberta. 

In 2016, Knight was chosen to be the Honorary Chair of Sight Night. The largest charitable event put on by Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind each year. 

In 2014, Knight graduated from Carleton University with a degree in psychology. In 2017, she graduated from the University of Calgary with a law degree. Today Knight practices criminal and family law in Calgary. 
Tiana Knights joined the Canadian women’s goalball team in 2011 and plays the centre position for the team. The team secured a spot for the 2020 Paralympic Games when China defeated South Korea in the semi-final at the Asia-Pacific Championships in Chiba, Japan in December 2019. 

Knight has attended the 2015 Parapan Am Games, 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games as an alternate, and 2011 IBSA World championship and Games

At age 3.5 Knight was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer that left Knight completely blind. Knight grew up with a love for sports, in her younger years she played many independent sports such as skiing and swimming.

There aren’t as many team sports options available to people with visual impairment, something Knight felt like she was missing out on. That all changed in 2005 when she was introduced to goalball while at a sports camp. She fell in love instantly with both the sport and the team atmosphere. Soon after at age 13, Knight got involved with the Alberta Youth Program and began playing goalball for Team Alberta. 

In 2016, Knight was chosen to be the Honorary Chair of Sight Night. The largest charitable event put on by Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind each year. 

In 2014, Knight graduated from Carleton University with a degree in psychology. In 2017, she graduated from the University of Calgary with a law degree. Today Knight practices criminal and family law in Calgary. 
 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2015 Parapan Am Games… 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games as an alternate… 2011 IBSA World Championship and Games… A member of the Canadian women’s goal ball team since 2011…

PERSONAL 
Lives in Calgary practicing criminal and family law… Has one brother… In 2016 was the Honorary Chair of Sight Night Graduated from University of Calgary with a law degree in 2017… Graduated from Carleton University with a psychology degree in 2014… Grew up in an athletic family… Lost her eyesight at 3.5 years old to retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer… 

NOTEABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2015 Parapan Am Games – 3rd 
2011 IBSA World Championship and Games – 1st