Kevin Evans

Kevin Evans

 

 

A gold medallist at the Guadalajara 2011 Parapan American Games and two-time world champion, 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 competed at his first World Championship, placing fifth. His world championship title in 2007 was followed by another world championship title in 2009.

Evans finished ninth at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and sixth at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

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.

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

Evans is Canada’s top ranked male para-archer. Heading in to Rio, Evans is ranked 26th out of 146 in the world in his category.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Two-time world champion…Has held as many as four world records….

PERSONAL

Father of two…runs his own business crafting customized archery bows… lost his left arm in a seismic rig accident in 2000…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Parapan American Games compound open 4th
2012 Paralympic Games compound open 9th
2011 Parapan American Games compound open 1st
2009 World Championships compound open 1st
2008 Paralympic Games compound open 5th
2007 World Championships compound open 1st

 

 

 

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