Virginia McLachlan

Virginia McLachlan was introduced to track and field in attempts to make her therapy more enjoyable. Her success can be attributed to her love for the sport and dedication of countless hours to honing her skills on the track. McLachlan was born with cerebral palsy. She says sport has improved her confidence while making her a better person and athlete. London 2012 will be McLachlan’s first Paralympic appearance.

McLachlan’s first international event was the 2011 IPC World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she competed in the long jump. At the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, she won silver medals in the 100m and 200 m. She is the current T35 Canadian record holder in the 100m and 200m.

Nicknamed Weezy, McLachlan says one of her favourite sport moments was the world championship opening ceremony. She can only imagine the experience she will have heading to London this summer.

McLachlan is looking forward to the fall when she will be attending the University of Windsor. In her spare time she enjoys writing and playing with her dog Karma.


2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsAthletics100m - Womensilver
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsAthletics200m - Womensilver
2012 London ParalympicsAthletics100m - Womenbronze
2012 London ParalympicsAthletics200m - Womenbronze


Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 100m - Women 3
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 200m - Women 3
Games Sport Event Result
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Athletics 100m - Women 2
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Athletics 200m - Women 2