Paul Gauthier

Paul Gauthier

Five-time Paralympian Paul Gauthier has competed in boccia at an elite level since 1990. Boccia has allowed him to be competitive, travel around the world, make new friends and ultimately it provided him with the opportunity to meet his wife Sarah. They have a two-year-old son and foster child

Hearing the Canadian national anthem being played while he accepted his Paralympic gold medal in 2004 is Gauthier’s top moment since he started competing at an elite level in boccia in 1990. He has competed at five Paralympic Games: Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

In addition, he has competed at one Parapan American Games in Mexico in 2011 where he won a gold medal, as well as four boccia world championships and four boccia World Cups. To compete in these international competitions, Gauthier has a full training schedule. He is on the court three to four times a week, swims once a week, attends sports psychology weekly and visits a nutritionist weekly.

Career Highlights

At the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, Paul had the honour of being the first Canadian to win a medal, and at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, he was the first Canadian to hear the national anthem for his gold medal performance in individual play.

Personal

Paul is a father and an entrepreneur. Over the past two decades he has developed the provincial program Choice in Supports for Independent Living (CSIL), a service which enables eligible clients to manage their own home support services.

Notable international results

  • London 2012 Paralympic Games – Pairs Mixed BC3 – 7th
  • London 2012 Paralympic Games – Singles Open BC3 – 9th
  • Guadalajara 2011 Parapan American Games – Singles BC3 – Gold
  • Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games – Singles Mixed BC 3 – 5th
  • Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games – Pairs Mixed BC3 – 5th
  • Athens 2004 Paralympic Games – Singles Open BC3 – Gold
  • Athens 2004 Paralympic Games – Pairs Mixed BC 3 – Bronze
  • Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games – Singles Mixed BC3 – Bronze
  • Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games – Pairs Mixed BC3 – Bronze
  • Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games – Pairs Mixed BC3 – 5th

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsBocciaPairs - Mixedgold
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsBocciaSingles BC3 - Opengold
2004 Athens ParalympicsBocciaSingles BC3 - Opengold
2000 Sydney ParalympicsBocciaSingles - Mixedbronze
2000 Sydney ParalympicsBocciaPairs - Mixedbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Boccia Singles - Mixed 5
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Boccia Pairs - Mixed 1
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Boccia Singles BC3 - Open 1
Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Boccia Pairs Mixed - BC3 7
2012 London Paralympics Boccia Singles BC3 - Open 9
2008 Beijing Paralympics Boccia Singles - Mixed 5
2008 Beijing Paralympics Boccia Pairs - Mixed 5
2004 Athens Paralympics Boccia Pairs Mixed - BC3 3
2004 Athens Paralympics Boccia Singles BC3 - Open 1
2000 Sydney Paralympics Boccia Singles - Mixed 3
2000 Sydney Paralympics Boccia Pairs - Mixed 3
1996 Atlanta Paralympics Boccia Singles - Mixed 12
1996 Atlanta Paralympics Boccia Pairs - Mixed 5