Timothy Rees

Tim Rees has been studying martial arts since his teens, and gravitated toward judo because it was more of a grappling discipline, a good fit for an athlete with a degenerative eye condition.

“I always liked grappling and wrestling, and just decided to compete,” says Rees. In 1999, he started competing at a high level.

Today, Rees is a top world-class judo athlete. He finished fifth in the world at the 2011 IBSA World Championships and was also a nominee for the 2011 Ontario athlete with a disability of the year award.

Rees won a bronze medal at the Guadalajara 2011 Parapan American Games in the under 100kg division.

He trains in his sport three to five times a week, along with additional strength and conditioning training.

Rees is aiming for gold at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics and is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Victoria. He is the proud father of two sons.


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Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Judo 100kg - Men 9
Games Sport Event Result
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Judo 100kg - Men 3