Ontarians at the World Para Athletics Championships

The London 2017, World Para Athletics Championships are officially over, and what a Championships they were. We saw some great competition from our Ontarian athletes, which included a podium finish. As such with any competition there were some heart breaking defeats, but in those defeats we saw the truest form of sportsmanship. The Championships spanned 10 days over July 14-23, and consisted of 210 events.

The final Medal count for Canada:

How did our Ontarian athletes do?


Jason Dunkerley, and Guide Jeremie Venne
Men’s 1500m T11: Silver

Austin Smeenk
Men’s 100m T34: 4th
Men’s 200m T34: 5th
Men’s 400m T34: 6th
Men’s 800m T34: 8th

Marissa Papaconstantinou
Women’s 100m T44: 6th
Women’s 200m T44: 7th

Kyle Whitehouse
Men’s 100m T38: 8th
Men’s 200m T38: 6th

Mitchell Chase
Men’s 1500m T38: 7th

Curtis Thom
Men’s 100m T54: 7th

Tristan Smyth
Men’s 5000m T54: 8th

Thomas Des Brisay
Men’s 1500m T20: 12th
Men’s 5000m T20: 8th

Renee Foessel
Women’s Discus Throw F38: 4th

Highlights from the Championships


We’re so proud of all our athletes accomplishments at the London 2017, World Para Athletics Championships. Their dedication, passion, and love of sport is greatly appreciated here at ParaSport Ontario. For full results visit, London 2017. For more information on how to get involved in Athletics, visit Athletics Ontario.