Mario Caron

Mario Caron has been competing in Paralympic sport since 1982. He has collected numerous medals and awards throughout his athletic career, including 11 national championship medals and a Paralympic silver medal from the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games.

Caron has competed at six Paralympics, starting in Seoul in 1988, with plans to compete at his seventh Paralympic Games in London in 2012.

Caron was born with a visual impairment in St-Jean Port-Joli, Quebec. When he was 14, he started playing adaptive sports with a group of visually-impaired students from his school. One of his teachers introduced the group to the sports of goalball and athletics. Caron got hooked on goalball and has been playing ever since.

In 2011, Caron competed at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, where the team placed fourth.

For the 1992 Paralympics in Barcelona, Caron decided to give Athletics a try. After those Games, he had to choose between both sports and commit to only one of them. This is when he realized goalball was his real passion. As the most experienced player on the Canadian team, Caron looks forward to leading his team in London.
Caron is featured in the Canadian Paralympic Committee’s Super Athletes marketing campaign and has been nicknamed “The Heat.”


1996 Atlanta ParalympicsGoalballGoalball - Men's Group Asilver


Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Goalball Goalball - Men 10
2008 Beijing Paralympics Goalball Goalball - Men 5
2004 Athens Paralympics Goalball Goalball - Men 4
2000 Sydney Paralympics Goalball Goalball - Men's Group A 10
1996 Atlanta Paralympics Goalball Goalball - Men's Group A 2
1992 Barcelona Paralympics Athletics Javelin Throw - Men 5
1988 Séoul Paralympics Goalball Goalball - Men 6
Games Sport Event Result
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Goalball Goalball - Men 4