Aron Ghebreyohannes


Aron Ghebreyohannes started playing goalball at age 15 in 2005. Two short years later, in 2007, he started competing in goalball at an elite level. When he was five years old, he had a brain tumor that had to be removed. When it was removed, he was left with no vision in his right eye and a bit of vision in his left eye.

Aron’s sheer love for sport inspired him to play goalball; he finds it different and unique which he really enjoys. Sport, to Aron, represents hope and reward for hard work. It has helped bring out characteristics about himself that he never would have guessed he had. Aron says his greatest challenge since he started competing has been staying consistent at different levels of game play.

Since Aron began competing in goalball, his coaches Darren Hamilton and Trent Farebrother, from the Alberta provincial team, along with his off-court trainer, Julie Gowans, have been the most influential people to him thus far.

Aron fractured his finger in 2007 and suffered from a stress fracture in his leg in 2010, but is back in the game stronger than ever

Career Highlights

2011, 2015 Parapan Am Games…Silver at Junior Worlds Student and Youth Games in 2009.


Attends Lethbridge College…

Notable International Results

  • 2015 World Championship prelims
  • 2011 Parapan American Games 4th


2015 Toronto Parapan AmsGoalballGoalball - Menbronze


Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Goalball Goalball - Men 3
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Goalball Goalball - Men 4