Doug Blessin


London 2012 Paralympian Doug Blessin started his parasport career in wheelchair rugby after he was injured in a car accident in December 1995. With the birth of his kids, life got busy, and Blessin temporarily retired from sport. When time permitted a return to competitive sports at age 37, he tried para-shooting.

Blessin is inspired by his teammate Chris Trifonidis, a six-time Paralympian who has unselfishly shared his wealth of shooting knowledge with him. Blessin is a family man who helps coach his twin sons’ (Jakob and Spencer) lacrosse team.


2012 Paralympic Games…


Graduated in digital media productions from B.C. Institute of Technology…recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal… Enjoys fly fishing…


2015 World Cup air rifle standing 15th
2014 World Championships air rifle prone 19th
2014 World Championships air rifle standing 27th
2012 Paralympic Games air rifle standing 24th
2012 Paralympic Games air rifle prone 25th


Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Shooting R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing - Mixed 24
2012 London Paralympics Shooting R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone - Mixed 25