Hannah Taylor pumps her fist as she pins her opponent to the matCandice Ward/COC
Candice Ward/COC

Hannah Taylor


Hannah Taylor qualified to make her Olympic debut at Paris 2024 when she finished in the top two of the women’s 57kg event at the Pan American Olympic Qualifier in Acapulco, Mexico in March 2024. 

Taylor has represented Canada twice at the Pan American Games, winning a silver medal at Santiago 2023. In 2022, she won 57kg bronze at the Commonwealth Games. Taylor is a two-time bronze medallist at the UWW U23 World Championships in 2019 and 2021. She competed at her first senior world championships in 2019. She won back-to-back silver medals at the Pan American Championships in 2019 and 2020. 

Taylor competed collegiately for the Brock University Badgers and won back-to-back U SPORTS national titles in the 59kg weight class in 2018 and 2019 before moving up to the 63kg weight class and winning the 2020 U SPORTS national title. She was the U SPORTS Rookie of the Year in 2017.   

A Little More About Hannah

Getting into the Sport: Started wrestling at age 11 but after two short seasons at the school level joined a club team to compete more frequently… As a child would wear the medals her uncle won as a competitive wrestler… At her very first practice, the coach told her mom “she’s going to the Olympics”… Outside Interests:  Graduated with a Bachelor of Sport Management (honours) from Brock University in 2021… Works for a company, Ready in Five, that hires high performance athletes to run five-minute movement sessions online for schools and organizations… Enjoys spending time with her French bulldog, Nelson… Odds and Ends:  Favourite motto: Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want… Has always looked up to Tonya Verbeek… Once had a pair of wrestling boots she never lost a match while wearing and was terrified to compete without them when they got too old to wear; gave up her superstition when she continued to have success without them…

Notable International Results

Pan American Games: 2023 - SILVER (57kg); 2019 – 8th (57kg)

Commonwealth Games: 2022 – BRONZE (57kg)

UWW World Championships: 2023 - 17th (57kg); 2022 – 12th (57kg); 2019 – 22nd (57kg) 

UWW World U23 Championships: 2021 – BRONZE (57kg); 2019 – BRONZE (57kg)

 UWW World Junior Championships: 2018 – 5th (57kg); 2017 – 9th (55kg); 2015 – 23rd (56kg cadet); 2013 – 7th (52kg cadet)

Pan American Championship: 2023 – 7th (57kg); 2020 – SILVER (57kg); 2019 – SILVER (57kg); 2018 – GOLD (57kg junior); 2017 – SILVER (55kg junior); 2015 – 6th (56kg cadet)