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Devin Gotell

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Residence
Montreal, QC, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Concordia University: Montreal, QC, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age nine with the Antigonish Aquanauts club in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Why this sport?
He was inspired by his older sister Chelsey, who is also a visually impaired swimmer. She represented Canada at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, winning three medals. "I started out just for fun and to stay active but things built from there. I decided one day that I wanted to compete, things escalated, and here I am."
Club / Team
London Aquatic Club: Canada
Name of coach
Andrew Craven [club]; Craig McCord [national]

General interest

Nicknames
The Great Ghost (toronto2015.org, 13 Aug 2015)
Famous relatives
His sister Chelsey Gotell has represented Canada in para-swimming. She competed at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Paralympic Games, winning a total of 12 medals. (SportsDeskOnline, 27 Mar 2015; thechronicleherald.ca, 06 Jun 2012)
Impairment
He was born with oculocutaneous albinism. (paralympic.ca, 15 Aug 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heats 21
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heats 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heats 13
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heats 18
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heats 11
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 1 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 1 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 1 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 7
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2012-09-02 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 1 2012-09-03 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2012-09-04 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2012-09-04 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 2 2012-09-07 6
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2013-08-16 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2013-08-16 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final 1 2013-08-17 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 1 2013-08-17 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2013-08-18 11
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 2 2016-09-10 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2016-09-12 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 3 2016-09-14 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final Round 2016-09-17 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 2 2016-09-17 4