At the London 2019 World Para Swimming Championships, Abi Tripp claimed a bronze medal in the 4×100-m freestyle relay 34 points and reached one individual final, placing fifth in the 100-m breaststroke SB7.
In 2018, at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Tripp brought home bronze in the S8 50-m freestyle. A few months later at the 2018 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships, Tripp finished fourth in the 200-m individual medley SM8 and fifth in the 100-m backstroke S8.
At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Tripp – just 15 years old at the time - made the finals in the 400-m freestyle (6th), 100-m freestyle (7th) and 200-m individual medley (8th). Her times in the 400 free and 200 IM were also Canadian records.
Tripp started 2016 with a bang. She broke the 13-year-old Canadian record in the women’s SM8 200-m individual medley clocking 2:58.77 at the 2016 Canadian Para Swimming Trials in April 2016. Andrea Cole had held the mark since 2002 at 3:03.04.
Tripp made her major Games debut at the Toronto Parapan American Games in 2015. She finished 4th in the 50-m freestyle, 100-m freestyle, 100-m breaststroke and 200-m IM.
2019 IPC World Championships… 2018 Commonwealth Games… 2016 Paralympic Games… 2015 Parapan American Games…
Tripp has cerebral palsy which mildly impairs all four of her limbs. She learned how to swim at age seven… When her swimming career is over, Tripp wants to be an occupational therapist or swim coach.
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
- 2019 IPC World Championships 4X100m freestyle relay 3rd
- 2019 IPC World Championships 5th 100 breaststroke
- 2018 Commonwealth Games 50m freestyle 3rd
- 2016 Paralympic Games 400m freestyle 6th
- 2016 Paralympic Games 100m freestyle 7th
- 2016 Paralympic Games 200m IM 8th
- 2015 Parapan American Games 100m breaststroke 4th
- 2015 Parapan American Games 100m freestyle 4th
- 2015 Parapan American Games 200m IM 4th
- 2015 Parapan American Games 50m freestyle 4th
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil