David Blair

David Blair is the youngest member of the Canadian Paralympic rowing team’s mixed coxed four. Joining the boat in 2010, he was vaulted to the top of the world when the crew won the World Championships that year in Karapiro, New Zealand. In 2011, they won the silver medal at the world championships in Bled, Slovenia.

Born legally blind, Blair discovered rowing at the Ottawa Rowing Club, where national coach Jeff Dunbrack saw his potential. He is enrolled in Carleton University’s College of Humanities, in Ottawa.

London will be Blair’s first Paralympic Games.

Key results:
2012- 6th, LTA4+, World Cup, Munich, Germany
2011- 2nd, LTA4+, World Championships, Bled, Slovenia
2010 - 1st, LTA4+, World Championships, Karapiro, NZ


Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Rowing Four - Mixed 7