Matthieu Parent

Before para-cycling, Matthieu Parent was a wheelchair athletics racer. In fact, he competed at the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games in athletics and took home a bronze medal in the 200 metres and silver in the 4x100 metre relay. Today, he is a world-class para-cyclist. He competed at the Para-cycling World Championships in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

One of Matthieu’s legs was amputated at the age of two, but this never stopped him playing sports. For as long as he can remember, he’s been involved in some kind of a sport.

After his career in para-athletics, Matthieu chose to pursue para-cycling. One of the reasons he loves the sport is because he is able to practice it with so many other people. He is aiming to medal in both Guadalajara and London and trains six times a week to help him get there. Sport is one of his top priorities and he credits it for giving him strong character and the ability to overcome any obstacle that may come his way.

Matthieu is a regional specialist for the Law on Weights and Measures.

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2000 Sydney ParalympicsAthletics4 x 100m Relay - Mensilver
2000 Sydney ParalympicsAthletics200m - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Cycling - Road Time Trial - Bicycle - Open 21
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Cycling - Track Individual Pursuit - Men 8
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Cycling - Track 1km Time Trial - Men 12
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Cycling - Road Road Race - Men 6
Games Sport Event Result
2000 Sydney Paralympics Athletics 200m - Men 3
2000 Sydney Paralympics Athletics 400m - Men 5
2000 Sydney Paralympics Athletics 800m - Men 5
2000 Sydney Paralympics Athletics 1500m - Men 9
2000 Sydney Paralympics Athletics 4 x 100m Relay - Men 2