Quick facts

Birthdate

January 5, 1990

Birthplace

Calgary, AB

Residence

Calgary, AB

Sport

Goalball

Experience

Lima 2019

Toronto 2015

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.

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

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2011, 2015, 2019 Parapan Am Games… 2018 and 2022 World Championships… Silver at Junior Worlds Student and Youth Games in 2009.

PERSONAL

Attended Lethbridge College

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2022 World Championships 13th
  • 2019 Parapan American Games 3rd
  • 2018 World Championships 12th
  • 2015 Parapan American Games 3rd
  • 2011 Parapan American Games 4th