Brianna Nelson

Brianna Nelson was among of group of teenage sensations on the Canadian 2008 Paralympic Games team in Beijing. In Bejing, she raced six events and her top finish was seventh place in the 50m and 100m freestyle and 100m breaststroke.

Nelson has continued to progress since then and she is now a young veteran on the 2012 Games squad. At the Canadian 2012 Paralympic swim trials, she assured her spot on the team with strong performances including gold in the 50m butterfly.

Since September, Nelson has been training at Saanich Commonwealth Place where she says her career has been revitalized because she is at a major facility. In fact, her time in the 50m freestyle alone has improved by a full second.

Nelson, born with cerebral palsy which affects her right side, currently attends the University of Victoria where she studies history and psychology.

Nelson started swimming when Stephen Burke, her cycling coach, recommended swimming as an activity to improve core strength and balance for cycling. She joined the Cochrane Pirhanas, a summer club, and gave up cycling that year to pursue her career in swimming.

Médailles

JeuxSportEvénementMédaille
2012 LondonNatation50m Butterfly - Womenargent
2012 LondonNatation200 m quatre nages individuel - Femmesargent

Résumé des résultats

Jeux Sport Evénement Résultat
2012 London Natation 50m Butterfly - Women 2
2012 London Natation 200 m quatre nages individuel - Femmes 2
2012 London Natation 4 x 100m Medley Relay - Women 7
2012 London Natation 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34pts - Women 7
2012 London Natation 50 m libre - Femmes 6
2012 London Natation 100 m libre - Femmes 7
2012 London Natation 400 m libre - Femmes 6
2012 London Natation 100 m dos - Femmes 8
2012 London Natation 100 m brasse - Femmes 8
2008 Beijing Natation 100 m libre - Femmes 7
2008 Beijing Natation 400 m libre - Femmes 8
2008 Beijing Natation 100 m dos - Femmes 6
2008 Beijing Natation 100 m brasse - Femmes 7
2008 Beijing Natation 200 m quatre nages individuel - Femmes 12
2008 Beijing Natation 50 m libre - Femmes 7