Shelley Gautier racing on her bike in London // Shelley Gautier sun son vélo à Londres
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Shelley Gautier

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para cycling

Hometown

Niagra Falls, ON

In the final 2018 World Cup standings, Shelley 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 titles.

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

In 2015 Gautier was a silver medalist 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 the disabled community.

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.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1
2016 Summer
Asset 39
London, England

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games… Nominated for 2015 Laureus Award as Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability… 2015 Para Pan 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…

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

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, road race 5th

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