Quick facts

Birthdate

November 24, 1992

Birthplace

Stony Plain, AB

Residence

Stony Plain, AB

Sport

Goalball

Experience

Lima 2019

Rio 2016

Santiago 2023

Toronto 2015

Blair Nesbitt started playing goalball at the provincial level in Alberta in 2013. He was introduced to the sport at an Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind Meeting. Although Nesbitt found it difficult to get accustomed to the eye shades and to solely rely on hearing, he enjoyed the challenge of mastering the game.

Nesbitt, a self-described sports fanatic, is inspired by NHL star Jonathan Toews for his competitiveness, loyalty, and motivation.

The Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games was Nesbitt’s first international competition. He helped Canada win the bronze medal and earn a berth at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 Paralympic Games… Bronze medal at 2015 and 2019 Parapan American Games… 2018 and 2022 World Championships…

PERSONAL

Graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Business Degree in Finance… Works as a financial planning assistant through Alberta’s Employment First Internship Program, created to attract more people with a disability to Alberta’s public service… Fan of pro sport statistics… Competed at the 2016 Canadian Blind Hockey Association Select Series.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2022 World Championships 13th

2019 Parapan American Games  3rd

2018 World Championships 12th

2016 Paralympic Games 8th

2015 Parapan American Games 3rd