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Amy Burk

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Goalball

Hometown

Charlottetown, PEI

Amy Burk (née Kneebone) started competing at the elite level in 2005 after taking up the sport of goalball just one year earlier at age 13 when her vision teacher introduced her to the P.E.I. goalball team coach. Like her teammate Whitney Bogart, Burk needed two tries at goalball before embracing the sport as a youngster, as the speed and strength of the game caught her off guard.

She is a two-time world champion (2006 and 2011) and helped Canada to bronze at the worlds in 2015. Burk represented Canada at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games.

Burk says that when someone tells her there is only one way to do things, it always lights a fire under her and her instant reaction is to prove otherwise. Her passion and drive has made her a valuable team member both on and off the court.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 Summer
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London, England
2008 Summer
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Beijing, China

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2008, 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games 2011Parapan American Games … World champion in 2006 and 2011… Bronze at 2015 World Championships

 

PERSONAL

Athlete representative with Canadian Blind Sports…

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2018 World Championships 4th

2016 Paralympic Games 6th

2015 World Championships 3rd

2012 Paralympic Games 5th

2011 Parapan American Games 3rd

2011 World Championships 1st

2008 Paralympic Games 5th

2006 World Championships 1st