Kevin Evans

Kevin Evans

 

Kevin Evans is one of the top Paralympic archers in the world. He started competing nationally in 2003 when he attended his first National Championships and won the event. In 2005 he went on to compete in his first World Championship, placing fifth. His world championship title in 2007 was followed by another world championship title in 2009.

Evans finished 9th at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and 6th at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. He currently holds two world championship titles and four world records. In able-bodied competition, Evans placed fifth in the Mexican Grand Prix in 2006 and third in 2008 at the World Cup. 

Evans lost his left arm in 2000 in a seismic-rig accident in Alberta's Peace River region. Because he wanted to participate in a sport that he could do before he had his accident, he continued to practice archery.

Evans was named the Male Athlete of the Year for the British Columbia Archery Association three years in a row, the 2007 Premier’s Athlete Award, and World Archery’s Athlete of the week in May 2011. He was awarded Archery Canada’s Male Athlete of the Year award in 2009.

Evans won a gold medal at the Guadalajara 2011 Parapan Am Games. In June 2012, he won gold at the prestigious Stoke-Mandeville International Invitational in Stoke-Mandeville, England.

A father of two, Evans operates Kootenay Archery Ltd., a home business that crafts customized equipment for hunters, hobbyists, and sporting enthusiasts.

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsArcheryCompound Bow Individual - Mengold

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Archery Compound Bow Individual - Men 4
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Archery Compound Bow Individual - Men 1
Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Archery Compound Bow Individual - Men 9
2008 Beijing Paralympics Archery Compound Bow Individual - Men 5