Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para rowing

Hometown

Toronto, ON

Classification

Multi -talented Victoria Nolan is a three-time Paralympian and the most experienced member of Canada’s Para rowing. In 2016, the visually impaired athlete was part of the Canadian crew that won’s Canada’s first ever Paralympic Games in the medal in the sport as they took bronze in the mixed fours.

She is also a six-time world championship member earning three medals including gold in the mixed fours in 2010.

Nolan is also the mother of two, an author and a television host. Her book Beyond Vision: The Story of a Blind Rower, was published in 2014. Since 2017, she is the co-host of AMI This week on the Accessible Media Network.

At age 31 she took up Adaptive Rowing which she says has given her the confidence to fight the limitations of vision loss and the motivation to push the physical limits of her body.
 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Three-time Paralympian 2008, 2012, 2016… Six-time world championship team member 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2018… In 2010, won gold with Meagan Montgomery in the women's pair event at the world masters rowing championships…

PERSONAL

Born with a genetic condition called retinitis pigmentosa which was diagnosed at age 18 as her vision slowly deteriorated during childhood… Earned her master’s degree in education at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Child Study… She was a teacher for the Toronto District School Board for 17 years (1999-2017).

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2018 World Championships PR3 mixed fours 4th

2016 Paralympic Games PR3 mixed fours 3rd 

2015 World Championships PR3 mixed fours 3rd

2012 Paralympic Games PR3 mixed fours 7th 

2011 World Championships PR3 mixed fours 2nd 

2010 World Championships PR3 mixed fours 1st 

2009 World Championships PR3 mixed fours 4th 

2008 Paralympic Games PR3 mixed fours 6th

2007 World Championships PR3 mixed fours 3rd 
 

 

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
2008 Summer
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Beijing, China