Amy Alsop

Amy Alsop is a Canadian Paralympian from Saskatoon. She is a two-time Paralympic gold medalist for goalball.

Early lifeEdit

Alsop was born with only 10 per cent of her vision and used Canadian National Institute for the Blind services to gain independence.[1] While learning to swim, Alsop met the coach of the local goalball team who encouraged her to join the sport.[2]

CareerEdit

Alsop joined the Canadian National goalball team in 1997.[3] She competed in the 2000 Summer Paralympics where she won a gold medal in Goalball.[4]

Alsop was again selected to compete with Team Canada at the 2004 Summer Paralympics,[5] where she won another gold medal by only allowing in 1.5 goals on 419 shots. As a result, she was nominated by Saskatchewan Blind Sports for the 2004 Athlete of the Month Award.[6]

After retiring, she was hired at SaskTel in Regina as a service development manager.[1] In 2013, she was appointed community co-chair of the Citizen Consultation Team by the Government of Saskatchewan.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Giesbrecht, Lynn (August 17, 2018). "Paralympian doing coin drop at Riders diversity game". Regina Leader-Post. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "Interview with Amy Alsop, Paralympics goalball champion". english.sina.com. September 9, 2008. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "'Great defence' key to Canada's retaining its goalball championship". The Globe and Mail. September 27, 2004. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "A world-class athlete brings home the gold". ocnarchives.usask.ca. November 10, 2000. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "SASKATCHEWAN ATHLETES TO COMPETE IN 2004 OLYMPICS". saskatchewan.ca. July 26, 2004. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "2004 Athlete of the Month Awards". sasksport.sk.ca. 2004. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "CITIZEN CONSULTATION TEAM MEMBERS ANNOUNCED". saskatchewan.ca. October 30, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2019.

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