Matt Hallat

Photo: Matt Hallat

 

One of the most experienced athletes on the team, Hallat is a three-time Paralympian with more than a decade of experience representing Canada on the world stage. Hallat had his leg amputated at age five due to Ewing’s sarcoma and races in the men’s standing category – one of the most competitive on the para-alpine circuit. He battled back from a 2012 knee injury and in 2013 earned his first two IPC World Cup podiums; a particularly sweet victory for an athlete who has been in the top 10 almost 20 times. He is the 2011 Canadian champion in giant slalom and slalom and has represented Canada at three world championships.

Hallat earned his career best Paralympic result in Sochi, placing sixth in the standing slalom.   He is an all-round sportsman, and spends much of his time in the mountains mountain biking and working on his single-digit handicap on the golf course.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three-time Paralympian

  • Two-time IPC World Cup podium finisher

  • 2010 and 2011 Canadian champion in giant slalom (men’s standing)

  • 2011 and 2014 Canadian champion in slalom (men’s standing)

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2014 Sochi Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Super G - Standing - Men 20
2014 Sochi Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Slalom - Standing - Men 6
2010 Vancouver Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Super G - Standing - Men 18
2010 Vancouver Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Slalom - Standing - Men 31
2006 Torino Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Super G - Men 37
2006 Torino Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom - Men 32
2006 Torino Paralympics Para-Alpine Skiing Slalom - Men 31