Kirby Cote

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Kirby Cote
Personal information
Full name Kirby Cote
Nationality Canadian
Born (1984-04-29) April 29, 1984 (age 33)[1]
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle, medley

Kirby Cote (born April 29, 1984) is a blind Canadian Paralympic swimmer.

Career[edit]

Cote first competed for Canada at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, where she won gold in both the 100 metre breaststroke SB13 and the 200 metre individual medley SM13 setting new world record times of 1:19.43[2] and 2:29.59[3] respectively. Cote also took silver in the 50 metre freestyle S13 in 28.80,[4] and in the 100 metre freestyle S13 in 1:02.98.[5]

At the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, Cote won bronze in the 100 metre EAD freestyle. Competing against swimmers in other classifications, Cote covered the distance in a Games record time of 1:01.76,[6] 1.88 seconds over her target time.[7]

At the 2002 IPC World Championships in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Cote won gold in five events including the 50 metre freestyle S13 in 28.84,[8] the 100 metre freestyle S13 in 1:02.19,[9] the 400 metre freestyle S13 in 4:58.15,[10] the 100 metre breaststroke SB13 in 1:17.89[11] and the 200 metre individual medley SM13 in 2:30.11.[12]

At the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, Cote won gold in the 50 metre freestyle S13 in 28.47,[13] gold in the 100 metre freestyle S13 in 1:01.74,[14] gold in the 400 metre freestyle S13 in 4:43.23,[15] gold in the 100 metre butterfly S13 in 1:07.44,[16] gold in the 200 metre individual medley SM13 in 2:31.20,[17] silver in the 100 metre backstroke S13 in 1:14.08[18] and silver in the 100 metre breaststroke SB13 in 1:17.34.[19]

At the 2006 IPC World Championships in Durban, South Africa, Cote won gold in the 100 metre breaststroke SB13 in 1:21.05,[20] 5th in the 50 metre freestyle S13 in 29.02[21] and 7th in the 100 metre freestyle S13 in 1:03.76.[22]

At the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, Cote won silver in the 100 metre butterfly S13 in 1:06.62[23] and in the 200 metre individual medley SM13 in 2:28.65.[24] In other results, Cote finished 4th in the 50 metre freestyle S13 in 28.08[25] and also finished 4th in the 100 metre freestyle S13 in 28.08.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of Kirby Cote". Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Results of the women's 100 metre breaststroke SB13 at the 2000 Summer Paralympics" (pdf). IPC. October 22, 2000. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Results of the women's 200 metre individual medley SM13 at the 2000 Summer Paralympics" (pdf). IPC. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Results of the women's 50 metre freestyle S13 at the 2000 Summer Paralympics" (pdf). IPC. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Results of the women's 100 metre freestyle S13 at the 2000 Summer Paralympics" (pdf). IPC. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Results of the women's 100 metre EAD freestyle at the 2002 Commonwealth Games". Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games. August 2, 2002. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Results of the women's 100 metre EAD freestyle at the 2002 Commonwealth Games". CGF. August 2, 2002. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Results of the women's 50 metre freestyle S13 at the 2002 IPC Swimming World Championships". swimrankings.net. December 10, 2002. Retrieved January 18, 2014. [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Results of the women's 100 metre freestyle S13 at the 2002 IPC Swimming World Championships". swimrankings.net. December 10, 2002. Retrieved January 18, 2014. [permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Results of the women's 400 metre freestyle S13 at the 2002 IPC Swimming World Championships". swimrankings.net. December 10, 2002. Retrieved January 18, 2014. [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Results of the women's 100 metre breaststroke SB13 at the 2002 IPC Swimming World Championships". swimrankings.net. December 10, 2002. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Results of the women's 200 metre individual medley SM13 at the 2002 IPC Swimming World Championships". swimrankings.net. December 10, 2002. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Results of the women's 50 metre freestyle S13 at the 2004 Summer Paralympics" (pdf). IPC. September 27, 2004. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Results of the women's 100 metre freestyle S13 at the 2004 Summer Paralympics" (pdf). IPC. September 22, 2004. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Results of the women's 400 metre freestyle S13 at the 2004 Summer Paralympics" (pdf). IPC. September 20, 2004. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Results of the women's 100 metre butterfly S13 at the 2004 Summer Paralympics" (pdf). IPC. September 19, 2004. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Results of the women's 200 metre individual medley SM13 at the 2004 Summer Paralympics" (pdf). IPC. September 24, 2004. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Results of the women's 100 metre backstroke S13 at the 2004 Summer Paralympics" (pdf). IPC. September 26, 2004. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Results of the women's 100 metre breaststroke SB13 at the 2004 Summer Paralympics" (pdf). IPC. September 25, 2004. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  20. ^ "2006 IPC Swimming World Championships Results Day 3". Swimming World Magazine. December 4, 2006. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  21. ^ "2006 IPC Swimming World Championships Results Day 5". Swimming World Magazine. December 6, 2006. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  22. ^ "2006 IPC Swimming World Championships Results Day 2". Swimming World Magazine. December 3, 2006. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Results of the women's 100 metre butterfly S13 at the 2008 Summer Paralympics" (pdf). IPC. September 7, 2008. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Results of the women's 200 metre individual medley SM13 at the 2008 Summer Paralympics" (pdf). IPC. September 12, 2008. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Results of the women's 50 metre freestyle S13 at the 2008 Summer Paralympics" (pdf). IPC. September 15, 2008. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Results of the women's 100 metre freestyle S13 at the 2008 Summer Paralympics" (pdf). IPC. September 10, 2008. Retrieved January 18, 2014.