David Durepos

Described as one of the best outside shooters in the world, David Durepos attributes his success to focused self-motivation. A former standup basketball player, Durepos discovered wheelchair sports after sustaining a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident in 1988. He began playing wheelchair basketball in 1990 after being introduced to the sport at a rehabilitation centre in his hometown.

Dave Durepos won bronze medals at the World Championships in 1994, 1998, and 2002, in addition to gold in 2006. Durepos He also won gold medals at the 2000 and 2004 Paralympic Games and a silver in 2008. He alsoDurepos was a member of the team that won silver at the 2007 Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and bronze in 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Durepos has gold medals from the 2006 World Championships in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; the 2006 and 2007 Visa Paralympic World Cups in Manchester, England; the 2006 Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan; and America’s Qualification Tournament in Colorado, USA in 2006.

He is married to Canadian Women's Wheelchair Basketball player Sabrina Pettinicchi. They live together in Fredericton, N.B.

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2012 London ParalympicsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Mengold
2004 Athens ParalympicsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Mengold
2000 Sydney ParalympicsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Mengold
2008 Beijing ParalympicsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Mensilver
2007 Rio Parapan AmsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Mensilver
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 1
2008 Beijing Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 2
2004 Athens Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 1
2000 Sydney Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 1
1996 Atlanta Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 5
Games Sport Event Result
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 3
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 2