Austin Hinchey

Austin Hinchey

Born with brittle bone disease, as a child Austin experienced several broken legs that would not heal. At age 10, the tough decision was made to amputate his left leg below the knee. Determined to stay active, Austin pursued club volleyball and was invited to national training camps. He started competing for Canada at age 15 when he attended the World Cup in 2007 for the National Standing Disabled Volleyball team. In the summer of 2010, he competed as part of the National Sitting Volleyball Team at the World Championships held in Oklahoma.

Motivated by his personal philosophies of “lead by example” and “outwork everyone as much as I can,” Austin competed at the 2011 Guadalajara Parapan American Games and brought home a bronze medal. Austin is currently studying finance at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. The eldest of four children, he resides in Edmonton, Alberta, where he was born and raised.  

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsVolleyball - SittingSitting Volleyball - Menbronze
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsVolleyball - SittingSitting Volleyball - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Volleyball - Sitting Sitting Volleyball - Men 3
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Volleyball - Sitting Sitting Volleyball - Men 3