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Nancy Morin

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Goalball

Hometown

Longeuil, QC

Nancy Morin helped Canada to a fourth place finish in women’s goalball at the 2018 World Championships. The Canadians missed qualifying early for the Paralympic Games by one spot.

Morin has competed at five Paralympic Games and two Parapan American Games. She won gold medals at the Paralympic Games in Athens in 2004 and Sydney in 2000 and placed fifth in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 and sixth in Rio. She won bronze in her two Parapan Am appearances.

She first started playing goalball at age 19 after volunteering at a goalball tournament in Montreal; subsequently she began practicing with Team Québec. Three years later, in 1997, Morin became a member of the Canadian National Goalball Team.

Growing up with a visual impairment never stopped Morin from playing sports. She was an athletic child and played numerous team sports throughout her youth. Her mother encouraged her involvement in sport and was always a huge support; she even coached some of Morin’s teams.

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
2004 Summer
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Athens, Greece
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2000 Summer
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Sydney, Australia
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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Five-time Paralympian (2000 to 2016)…bronze at both 2011, 2015 Parapan American Games… World champion in 2006.

 

PERSONAL

Has a baccalaureate degree in education… In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, swimming, rollerblading and reading.

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2018 World Championships 4th

2016 Paralympic Games 6th

2015 Parapan American Games 3rd

2012 Paralympic Games 5th

2011 Parapan American Games 3rd 2008 Paralympic Games 5th

2006 World Championships 1st

2004 Paralympic Games 1st

2002 World Championships 2nd

2000 Paralympic Games 1st