Patrice Simard

Patrice Simard


Patrice Simard started playing wheelchair rugby in 1997 after he sustained a spinal cord injury in a car accident. His athleticism and intelligence allowed him to climb quickly in the ranks. He made the national team in 1999.

Today, Simard is known for being one of the best low-point players in the world. His strength and quickness allow him to defend players well above his classification and he is one of the few low-point players to play a major scoring role. Simard’s veteran leadership will be crucial in Team Canada’s campaign to win gold at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.


Winning gold at the 2002 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships, which was chronicled in the Academy Award-nominated documentary “Murderball.”

Simard has won several major international All Star awards, including Best 1.5 at the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships.


Simard lives in Quebec City. He enjoys working out, wheelchair tennis and spending time with family and friends


2015 Parapan American Games 1st

2014 World Championships 2nd

2012 Paralympic Games 2nd

2008 Paralympic Games 3rd

2006 World Championships 3rd

2004 Paralympic Games 2nd

2002 World Championships 1st

2000 Paralympic Games 4th


2015 Toronto Parapan AmsWheelchair RugbyWheelchair Rugby - Mixedgold
2012 London ParalympicsWheelchair RugbyWheelchair Rugby - Mixedsilver
2004 Athens ParalympicsWheelchair RugbyWheelchair Rugby - Mixedsilver
2008 Beijing ParalympicsWheelchair RugbyWheelchair Rugby - Mixedbronze


Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 1
Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 2
2008 Beijing Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 3
2004 Athens Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 2
2000 Sydney Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 4