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Wyatt Lightfoot

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para badminton

Hometown

Assiniboia, SK

Wyatt Lightfoot started playing Para badminton in 2014 and began competing a year later under coach Frank Gaudet. He attended the first Para badminton nationals in 2016 and he won the gold medal. That fall he was selected to the national team and started competing internationally.

Lightfoot excels in many sports including hockey which he played from ages 4-13 before the size difference and contact made it too risky for him. He also raced competitively in swimming in his hometown until 12.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Ranked 14th in the world as of June 2019… Badminton Canada’s Junior Para athlete of the Year in 2017 and 2018.

 

PERSONAL

Competed in badminton, floor hockey, soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming and track and field at the World Dwarf Games in 2017. He won seven medals: four gold, two silver and one bronze.

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS 2018 Pan Am Championships Singles – 3rd

2018 Pan Am Championships Doubles – 3rd

2016 Pan Am Championships Doubles – 4th