Birthdate

Sport(s)

Goalball

Hometown

Marathon, ON

Classification

Whitney Bogart wears number three and plays the right wing, left wing and centre positions for the Canadian women’s goalball team. The team secured a spot for the 2020 Paralympic Games when China defeated South Korea in the semifinals at the Asia-Pacific Championships in Chiba, Japan in December 2019. 

Bogart has been a member of the team since 2005. She has attended the 2019, 2015, 2011 IBSA World Championship and Games, 2019, 2015, 2011 Parapan Am Games, 2018, 2014, 2010, 2006 IBSA Goalball World Championship and 2012, 2016 Paralympic Games. Boggart has been named MVP at several national events.

Bogart was born with Albinism resulting in vision impairment. She was introduced to goalball while attending W. Ross Macdonald School for the blind. Bogart has always had a fondness for athleticism and in her first year of high school she swam competitively as well as played goalball. In grade 10 she made the decision to stop swimming competitively to focus on goalball. She joined Team Ontario in 2002 and remains on the team today. 

In 2007, Bogart graduated from the developmental services worker program at Fanshawe College. In 2008, she graduated from the instructor for blind and visually impaired – orientation and mobility program at Mohawk College. Currently Bogart lives in Ottawa with her husband and two children. She is an athlete representative for women and is focusing on her goalball career and motherhood.   

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Bronze medal at the 2019, 2015 and 2011 Parapan Am Games… 2016 and 2012 Paralympic Games… 2019, 2015 and 2011 (won gold) IBSA World Championship and Games… 2018, 2014, 2010 and 2006 (won gold) IBSA Goalball World Championship… Member of Team Ontario since 2002… Canadian women’s goalball team member since 2005.

 

PERSONAL

Lives in Ottawa with husband and two children… Has four siblings (all born with Albinism), one being a twin brother married to teammate Amy Burk… Is an athlete representative… Loves biking and exploring the city with her children… Her dad worked at Barrick gold mines which produced the gold for the gold medals at the 2015 Parapan Am Games… Introduced to goalball at W. Ross Macdonald School for the blind... Grew up with a love for athletics… Swam competitively in high school… Born with Albinism… 

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2019 IBSA World Championship and Games – 5th 

2019 Parapan Am Games – 3rd 

2018 World Championships 4th

2016 Paralympic Games 6th

2015 Parapan American Games 3rd

2015 World Championships 3rd

2012 Paralympic Games 5th

2011 Parapan American Games 3rd  

2011 World Championships 1st

2006 World Championships 1st

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2020 Summer
Tokyo, Japan
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals

2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 Parapan am Games
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Toronto, Canada
1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals

2012 Summer
London, England
2011 Parapan am Games
Guadalajara, Mexico
1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals