Chris Williamson

Chris Williamson

 

One of the world’s most decorated para-alpine athletes, Chris Williamson reached the podium again at the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi earning a bronze medal in slalom for visually impaired with his guide Nick Brush. He is now a four-time Paralympic medallist – including a gold in Salt Lake City in 2002. 

In addition, his resume lists an incredible 105 IPC World Cup podiums (including 56 victories) 13 world championship medals (two gold), as well as eight IPC Crystal Globes and multiple national championship titles.

He fought his way to the Sochi Games from injuries sustained in 2011-12 and in 2013. Williamson headed to the Games on the heels of a golden performance at the 2013 IPC World Cup finals which were held in Sochi.  The national team veteran is known for his determination and love of competition which are key factors for his storied racing career.

When home in Toronto, Williamson balances skiing and training with a full-time job as a banker and spending time with his wife and two children. He keeps a photo book in his backpack at all of his races as a reminder of their support every time he pushes out of the start gate.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Four-time Paralympic medallist, including slalom gold in Salt Lake City in 2002

  • 105 IPC World Cup podiums (56 victories)

  • 13 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championship medals, including two gold

  • Eight-time IPC Crystal Globe winner

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2002 Salt Lake City ParalympicsPara-Alpine SkiingSlalom - Mengold
2006 Torino ParalympicsPara-Alpine SkiingDownhill - Mensilver
2014 Sochi ParalympicsPara-Alpine SkiingSlalom - Visually Impaired - Menbronze
2006 Torino ParalympicsPara-Alpine SkiingSuper G - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2014 Sochi Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired - Men 5
2014 Sochi Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Slalom - Visually Impaired - Men 3
2010 Vancouver Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom - Visually Impaired - Men 4
2010 Vancouver Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Slalom - Visually Impaired - Men 6
2010 Vancouver Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Super Combined - Visually Impaired - Men 4
2006 Torino Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Downhill - Men 2
2006 Torino Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Super G - Men 3
2002 Salt Lake City Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Slalom - Men 1
2002 Salt Lake City Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Super G - Men 5
2002 Salt Lake City Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom - Men 5