Simon Richard

 

Simon Richard made his major Games debut at the Toronto Parapan American Games. He helped Canada win a bronze medal and earn a berth at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Richard was the only athlete from New Brunswick at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.

At the last two national goalball championships (2015 and 2016), he led Nova Scotia to gold and was named the tournament MVP both times. Richard plays for Nova Scotia due to a lack of players in his native province of New Brunswick.

Richard started playing goalball at age nine but was already a sport enthusiast as a youngster and involved in hockey, golf, and soccer. But he loved goalball immediately because he could stop the ball in the butterfly position similar to a hockey goaltender. His biggest heroes are NHL stars Raymond Bourque and Sidney Crosby for their leadership and motivation.

Career Highlights

2015 Parapan American Games… 2014 World Championship team… 2013 World Youth team…

Personal

His mother Nicole Leblanc-Richard is an international level figure skating judge… Born with aniridia, which means he has no iris. He is legally blind with blurred vision and sensitive to light…

Notable International Results

2015 Parapan American Games 3rd

2014 World Championships 10th

2013 World Youth Championships 4th

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsGoalballGoalball - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Goalball Goalball - Men 8
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Goalball Goalball - Men 3