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Ilana Dupont

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para athletics

Hometown

Saskatoon, SK

Ilana Dupont was a bronze medallist in the 100-m at the 2008 Paralympic Games and 2013 IPC World Championships. She posted top-eight performances at the 2016 Games and 2017 worlds.

In 2015, Dupont collected two medals at the Parapan American Games in Toronto with silver in the 100m and bronze in the 800m. A few weeks later she raced in four events at the IPC World Championships and reached three finals.

In 2019, she raced in two events at her fourth IPC World Championships reaching the final in the T53 100m and placing eighth.

She took a break from the sport after winning a bronze medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. However, she was inspired to begin racing again after watching her husband Alexandre compete at the 2012 Games in London.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 Parapan am Games
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Toronto, Canada
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals

2008 Summer
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Beijing, China
1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2008 and 2016 Paralympic Games… 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 IPC World Championships… 2013 bronze medalist in the 100m at the IPC World Championship... Beijing 2008 Paralympic bronze medalist in the 100m… named the 2015 Para Athlete of the Year by the Quebec Federation of Athletics…

 

PERSONAL

Married to wheelchair racing teammate Alexandre Dupont, also a member of the Rio 2016 Canadian Paralympic Team… Gave birth to daughter Amélia in August 2014… Business owner at Révolution Sports. Passion for cooking…. Introduced to Para athletics by the Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association… Began training in November 2005, and within a year made the national team… Paralyzed in a horseback riding accident in 2000.

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2017 IPC World Championships 100m 8th

2017 IPC World Championships 100m 7th

2017 IPC World Championships 200m 7th

2017 IPC World Championships 400m 8th

2016 Paralympic Games 100m 8th

2016 Paralympic Games 400m 10th

2016 Paralympic Games 800m 12th

2015 IPC World Championships 200m 5th

2015 Parapan American Games 100m 2nd

2015 Parapan American Games 800m 3rd

2013 IPC World Championships 100m 3rd

2013 IPC World Championships 200m 4th

2008 Paralympic Games 100m 3rd