ROBINSON Leah < Back  
Sport Para Athletics
CGA Canada   
Gender Women
Born 07 Nov 1993 in Kitchener, CAN
Height1.66 m
Weight 50 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment Congenital
Classification T37
Further Personal Information
Residence Guelph, ON, CAN
Occupation Student
Languages English
Higher education University of Guelph: Canada
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began running with her father at age four. She took up para-athletics at age 11.
Club / Team University of Guelph: Canada
Name of coach Jason Kerr [club], from 2015; Peter Eriksson [national], SWE
International Debut
Year 2008
Competing for Canada
General Interest
Hobbies Baking. (paralympic.ca, 15 Aug 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a silver medal in the 400m and bronze in the 200m at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (paralympic.ca, 15 Aug 2015)
Most influential person in career Her parents. (paralympic.ca, 15 Aug 2015)
Hero / Idol Canadian hurdler Perdita Felicien, Canadian wheelchair racer Chantal Petitclerc. (caaws.ca, 02 Aug 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She listens to hip hop music when she warms up. (caaws.ca, 02 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "It's a slow burn, not a fiery explosion. Trust the process." (guelphmercury.com, 07 Aug 2015)
Impairment She was born with hemiplegia, which affects the muscles on the right side of her body. (guelphmercury.com, 07 Aug 2015)
Other information BREAK
In 2013 she took time away from the sport and returned in early 2014. "I'm definitely in a lot better headspace and shape and mindset after my absolute heartbreak during the 2012 Paralympic Games in London." (guelphmercury.com, 07 Aug 2015)

YOUNGEST
At age 14 she was the youngest member of the Canadian team at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (paralympic.ca, 15 Aug 2015)