Shawn Matheson

 A versatile athlete, Shawn has been a member of both the National Sledge team as well as the National Wheelchair Track Team.
Shawn began playing sledge hockey with the Ottawa Wings in 1988 and has been a member of Canada’s National Sledge Team since 1989. A veteran of Team Canada, Shawn has played for Canada at five Paralympic Winter Games and has one gold medal (2006), one silver medal (1998), and one bronze medal (1994) from the Games.  He also has two IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship gold medals (2000 & 2008) and a bronze from 1996.  His medal cabinet includes two World Cup gold medals from 1991 and 1992. Shawn was a member of the national wheelchair track team from 1989 to 2000.
Shawn had his right leg amputated after being diagnosed with cancer in 1988.   Motivated by being around talented people, Shawn’s personal philosophy is "Never give up." Shawn runs a custom cabinet-making business with his wife Miki, a former Paralympic ice sledge racer, who he met at the 1998 Paralympic Winter Games in Nagano.  He has two young children and credits his spouse for supporting both their family and business activities to free up his time for training for the most recent 2010 Paralympic Games.
Shawn is also a direct decendent of John Mercer Johnson, one of Canada's Fathers of Confederation.  He was born in Chatham, New Brunswick and is now a resident of Clarence Creek, Ontario.

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2006 Torino ParalympicsSledge HockeyIce Sledge Hockey - Mixedgold
1998 Nagano ParalympicsSledge HockeyIce Sledge Hockey - Mixedsilver
1994 Lillehammer ParalympicsSledge HockeyIce Sledge Hockey - Mixedbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2010 Vancouver Paralympics Sledge Hockey Ice Sledge Hockey - Mixed 4
2006 Torino Paralympics Sledge Hockey Ice Sledge Hockey - Mixed 1
2002 Salt Lake City Paralympics Sledge Hockey Ice Sledge Hockey - Mixed 4
1998 Nagano Paralympics Sledge Hockey Ice Sledge Hockey - Mixed 2
1994 Lillehammer Paralympics Sledge Hockey Ice Sledge Hockey - Mixed 3