Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para cycling

Hometown

Niagara Falls, ON

Classification

Shelley Gautier reclaimed her world titles in the T1 time trial and road events in June 2021 at the Para cycling road world championships in Portugal. At the previous worlds in 2019, her long reign as world champion ended in Emmen, Netherlands where she took the silver in the road race and bronze in the time trial.

In the final 2018 World Cup standings, Gautier finished off an incredible road season that saw her sweep all six World Cup events – three time trials and three road races – for a perfect 360 points, in addition to her two world championship titles.

Gautier has raced at two Paralympic Games (London 2012 and Rio 2016) with the highlight a bronze medal in the women’s T1 (tricycle) time trial in 2016.

In 2015 Gautier was a silver medallist at the mixed time trial event at the Parapan American Games. She also founded the Shelley Gautier Para-Sport Foundation to bring Para sport to more people with a disability. 

In 2015 Gautier was honoured with The Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Alumni Association Above & Beyond Award by the University of Toronto. Gautier was also inducted into the Inaugural Toronto Sports Hall of Honour and awarded the Sports Niagara Para-Athlete of the Year in Para Cycling.

In 2001, Gautier was in a mountain biking accident and suffered a severe head injury leaving her in a coma for six weeks. She now leads an independent life as a hemiplegic (with paralysis on one side of the body).

Within a year she was back on a bike again and by 2007 she was racing 50 kilometres.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
In 2019 the inaugural winner of the Best Female category at the Canadian Cyclist Awards… Also named one of the ‘Top 10 Canadian cyclists of the decade’… 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games… Nominated for 2015 Laureus Award as Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability… 2015 Parapan American Games… 2014 and 2015, named Female Cyclist of the Year by the Ontario Cycling Association

PERSONAL
Launched Shelley Gautier Para Sport Foundation in 2014…Donates her time to several different programs at the University of Toronto including the anatomy and occupational therapy departments… Degrees in physical education from the University of Western Ontario and in physical therapy from the University of Toronto.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2021 World Championships, road race, 1st
2021 World Championships, time trial 1st 
2019 World Championships, road race, 2nd 
2019 World Championships, time trial, 3rd 
2018 World Cup (Baie-Comeau, CAN), time trial, 1st
2018 World Cup (Baie-Comeau, CAN), road race, 1st
2018 World Championships, time trial, 1st
2018 World Championships, road race, 1st
2018 World Cup (Emmen, NED), time trial, 1st
2018 World Cup (Emmen, NED), road race, 1st
2018 World Cup (Ostend, BEL), time trial, 1st
2018 World Cup (Ostend, BEL), road race, 1st
2017 World Championships, time trial, 1st
2017 World Championships, road race, 1st
2016 Paralympic Games, individual time trial, 3rd
2016 Paralympic Games, road race, 6th 
2015 Parapan Am Games, time trial, 2nd
2015 World Championship, road race, 1st
2015 World Championship, time trial, 1st 
2014 World Championships, road race, 1st 
2014 World Championships, time trial, 1st 
2013 World Championships, road race, 1st
2013 World Championships, time trial, 1st
2012 Paralympic Games, road race 14th 
2012 Paralympic Games, time trial 11th 
2011 Parapan Am Games time trial 2nd
2011 World Championships, road race, 1st 
2011 World Championships, time trial, 1st 
2010 World Championships, road race, 1st 
2010 World Championships, time trial, 1st 
2009 World Championships, road race, 1st 
2009 World Championships, time trial, 1st 
 

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2020 Summer
Tokyo, Japan
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals

2012 Summer
London, England