York University student-athlete sets North American record at Tokyo Paralympics

Charlotte Bolton paralymics
Charlotte Bolton

Incoming York University student-athlete Charlotte Bolton is joining the Lions this fall after an impressive Paralympic debut in Tokyo.

As the youngest member of Team Canada’s Paralympic track and field team, the 18-year-old from Tillsonburg, Ont., finished sixth overall in both of her events – F41 shot put, with a best distance of 8.73 metres; and F41 discus throw, with a North American record-setting distance of 27.72 metres.

Bolton’s original goal was to qualify for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, but the one-year postponement of the Tokyo games worked in her favour, allowing extra time to hone her skills before the revised qualification deadline. Let’s see what another three years can do for this rising athletic star.

To read more about Charlotte Bolton, see the Aug. 18 YFile story.