Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para athletics

Hometown

Quebec City, QC

Classification

The 2019 season answered many questions for visually impaired runner Guillaume Ouellet, the main one being that he's been able to recover from an injury that affected his last two seasons.

At the IPC World Championships in Dubai, Ouellet was at the front of the lead pack in the men's T13 5000-m race and crossed the finish line with a season’s best time of 14:45.63, just shy of the podium in fourth place. A few weeks earlier, in the same event, he won the gold medal at the Parapan American Games in Lima.

Ouellet, a stalwart on the Canadian Para athletics team,  was injured at the 2018 nationals and saw his training derailed for seven months.

He returned to the world championship podium in 2017 earning the bronze in the 5000m as the defending champion. He clocked 14:23.24, which was a Pan American record. Just a few weeks earlier at a local meet, he had bettered his Canadian record by 12 seconds.  In 2016, he just missed a medal at the Paralympic Games placing fourth in the 5000-m.

In 2015, Ouellet produced a breakthrough season with the gold medal in the 1500m at the Parapan American Games and victory in the 5000m at the IPC World Championships. The visually impaired runner gained valuable experience at the 2013 IPC World Championships with a fourth place in the 1500-m final.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 IPC World Championships... 2015 and 2019 Parapan American Games... 2016 - Paralympic Games... … 2015 named Athletics Canada’s Para athlete of the year … … 2012 Victoriaville's Athlete of the Year...

 

PERSONAL

In 2018, la Coupe Guillaume-Ouellet five kilometre run was added as an event at the Le Grand Défi de Victoriaville…Passion for baking, coffee and running… Started running in college for Universite Laval cross-country team in 2011... He has retinitis pigmentosa, resulting in a field of vision of about 10 degrees.

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2019 IPC World Championships 5000m 4th

2019 Parapan American Games 5000m 1st 

2017 IPC World Championships 5000m 3rd

2017 IPC World Championships 1500m 8th

2016 Paralympic Games 5000m 4th

2016 Paralympic Games 1500m 9th

2015 IPC World Championships 5000m 1st

2015 IPC World Championships 1500m 6th

2015 Parapan American Games 1500m 1st

2013 IPC World Championships 1500m 4th

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
1 gold medals

1 gold medals

2016 Summer
brazil-flag-2 Created with Sketch.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 Parapan am Games
canada Created with Sketch.
Toronto, Canada
1 gold medals

1 gold medals