Curtis Thom

Wheelchair racer Curtis Thom is heading to his second Paralympic Games after winning the 100m, 200m and 400m races at the 2012 Canadian Track and Field Trials in Calgary. Thom is known for his tenacity, dedication and focus.

Thom recently moved from his hometown of Mississauga, ON to Ottawa, ON to train with his coach Bob Schrader on a full time basis. He will never forget the basics that his father and first coach taught him. The time he has spent working in this full-time training environment, including the addition of a strength coach, has proved successful as he set a new Canadian Record in the T54 400m earlier this year.

Thom was seventh in the 200m at the 2011 IPC World Championships in Christchurch, NZL, and part of the 4x 100 team that placed fourth at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.

The Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association athlete of the year in 2001, 2002 and 2003, Thom also won the 2003 Athlete of the Year award for the city of Mississauga.


Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 100m - Men 6
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 400m - Men 9
2012 London Paralympics Athletics 4 x 400m Relay - Men 5
2004 Athens Paralympics Athletics 800m - Men 16