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Nicolas-Guy Turbide

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para swimming

Hometown

Québec, Québec, Canada

At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Nicolas-Guy Turbide earned his first Paralympic medal, a bronze in the 100-m backstroke. He also finished eighth in the 50-m freestyle. Both results were earned in Canadian record time.

The visually impaired Turbide, who swims in the S13 category, travelled to his second career Parapan American Games and IPC World Championships in 2015. He produced a breakout performance at the Toronto Parapan American Games with six medals and an Americas record. He won gold in the 100-m backstroke (setting new Canadian and Americas records), 200-m IM and 100-m butterfly. He also took silver in the 50-m, 100-m and 400-m freestyle.

In Glasgow, Scotland at the 2015 IPC world championships, Turbide swam six events, with the highlight a fifth place in the 100-m backstroke.

Turbide has accumulated a wealth of international experience at a young age. In 2014 he won the bronze medal in the 400-m freestyle at the Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships. It was his first medal at a major international event.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 Paralympic Games… 2011, 2015 Parapan Am Games … 2013, 2015 IPC World Championships …Named Swimming Canada’s Male Para-swimmer of the Year for 2016.

 

PERSONAL

His father Danny is a professional golfer and his mother Danielle Fréchette is a pharmacist, a career he would like to pursue later in life…Credits coach Claude Lamy at CSQ in Cap-Rouge for giving him the passion for swimming.

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2016 Paralympic Games 3rd 100-m backstroke

2015 Parapan American Games 1st 100-m backstroke

2015 Parapan American Games 1st 200-m IM

2015 Parapan American Games 1st 100-m butterfly

2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 50-m freestyle

2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 100-m freestyle

2015 Parapan American Games 2nd 400-m freestyle

2015 IPC World Championships 5th 100-m butterfly

2013 IPC World Championships 6th 100-m backstroke

2013 IPC World Championships 7th 100-m fly

2013 IPC World Championships 7th 400-m free

2011 Parapan American Games 6th 50-m free

2011 Parapan American Games 6th 100-m free