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MICHELLE STILWELL

Birthdate : 4 July 1974

Birthplace : Canada

Hometown : Parksville

Language : English

Provincial affiliation : BC Athletics

Club : Wc Race Series Society

Coach : Peter Lawless

Event specialization : Sprints


Michelle Stilwell was a member of the Canadian women’s wheelchair basketball team that won gold at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, the first female quadriplegic to do so.

Complications to her spinal cord injury forced her to switch sports after Sydney. Stilwell took up wheelchair racing and at the Beijing 2008 Paralympics, won the 100 and 200-metre races in Games’ record times. Four years later she collected gold and silver at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

At the 2011 IPC World Championships in New Zealand, Stilwell won three gold and a silver, and lowered the world mark in the 200 metres. She was Canada’s flag-bearer in the opening ceremonies.

Stilwell became a quadriplegic at age 17 when she fell from a friend’s back while piggyback riding. A natural athlete, she says she always knew she would get back into sports, just in a different way.

Stilwell is now balancing her roles in politics and sport. She was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly for British Columbia for Parksville-Qualicum on May 14, 2013 and was appointed Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation on February 2, 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2000, 2008, 2012 Paralympic Games… 2015 Parapan American Games… The only Canadian female to have Paralympic gold medals from two separate summer sports (wheelchair basketball and para-athletics).

PERSONAL

Serves as an elected MLA for the riding of Parksville-Qualicum for the British Columbia legislature and is currently the Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation. Is married to her husband Mark and they have a son, Kai.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Parapan American Games 100m 1st
2013 IPC World Championships 100m 1st
2013 IPC World Championships 200m 1st
2013 IPC World Championships 800m 1st
2012 Paralympic Games 200m 1st
2012 Paralympic Games 100m 2nd
2011 IPC World Championships 100m 1st
2011 IPC World Championships 200m 1st
2011 IPC World Championships 400m 1st
2011 IPC World Championships 800m 2nd
2008 Paralympic Games 100m 1st
2008 Paralympic Games 200m 1st
2006 IPC World Championships 200m 1st
2006 IPC World Championships 100m 2nd
2000 Paralympic Games wheelchair basketball 1st

Event 
Season 
Mark 
Meet 
Location 
Date 
100 MetreOutdoor18.67Boiling Point EliteWindsor2012-07-14
200 MetreOutdoor33.58LA-SM Rollstuhlsport NottwilNottwil2012-05-19
400 MetreOutdoor1:05.41Sydney Track ClassicSydney2012-02-18
800 MetreOutdoor2:14.79IPC World ChampionshipsLyon2013-07-25
1500 MetreOutdoor4:42.112010 Dogwood Track and Field MeetVictoria2010-05-09
10 kmRoad30:12.00Oz Day 10kmSydney2010-01-26

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