Meghan playing goalball

Meghan Mahon





Timmins, ON

Meghan Mahon was born with a genetic condition called achromatopsia which is a cone-rod retinal dystrophy condition. She has 10 percent vision and lives a full and independent life despite being legally blind. Her brother Travis has the same condition.

As a child she was very active and participated in many sports including hockey and curling. She said being in a small community (hometown is Timmins, Ont.) made it easier for everyone to know her condition. She started competing in athletics in high school and competed in the Ontario provincial championships which had events for the visually impaired.

Mahon transferred to W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind in Brantford, Ont. in Grade 12, where she was introduced to goalball. She made her senior national team debut at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

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

1 bronze medals

2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


2016 Paralympic Games… In 2015 scored winning goal for Canada in 4-3 victory over U.S. in gold medal game at World Youth Games…



Attended O’Gorman High School in Timmins…Completed first year of child and youth care practitioner at Cambrian College in Sudbury.



2018 World Championships 4th

2016 Paralympic Games 6th

2015 IBSA World Youth Games 1st