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Morgan Bird

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para swimming

Hometown

Regina, SK

Morgan Bird continued to establish herself as a solid national team member in 2018. She won the silver medal in the 50-m freestyle at the Commonwealth Games and a few weeks later the bronze in the same event at the Pan Pacific Para swimming Championships.

At the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio she notched three fifth place finishes including two in the relay. At the Parapan American Games in Toronto she won two gold medals and one silver. At the 2015 IPC World Championships she posted two top-five finishes in four individual races.

Bird made her international breakthrough at the IPC World Championships held in Montreal in 2013. She competed in five events, earning two silver medals and helped Canada to a surprise runner-up finish in the 4x100 freestyle relay. She set Canadian record times in four races.

Bird was part of Canada’s impressive youth movement at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. She reached finals in three of her four individual events.

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

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games… 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games… 2015 Parapan American Games… 2013 and 2015 IPC World Championships… As of September 2018 she held three Canadian records – the 50 and 200-m freestyle and 50-m butterfly.

 

PERSONAL

She was born with cerebral palsy. The condition affects the left side of her body… Named Alberta’s female Para swimmer of the year in 2015…

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2018 Commonwealth Games 2nd 50-m freestyle

2018 Commonwealth Games 8th 100-m freestyle

2016 Paralympic Games 5th 100-m freestyle

2016 Paralympic Games 5th 4X100-m freestyle relay

2016 Paralympic Games 5th 4X100-m medley relay

2016 Paralympic Games 7th 50-m freestyle

2015 Parapan American Games 1st 50-m freestyle

2015 Parapan American Games 1st 400-m freestyle

2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 100-m freestyle

2015 IPC World Championships 4th 100-m freestyle

2015 IPC World Championships 5th 100-m butterfly

2014 Commonwealth Games 4th 100-m freestyle

2013 IPC World Championships 2nd 4X100-m freestyle relay (34 points)

2013 IPC World Championships 2nd  50-m freestyle

2012 Paralympic Games 4th 400-m freestyle