Quick facts

Birthdate

April 26, 1984

Birthplace

Vancouver, BC

Residence

Vancouver, BC

Sport

Wheelchair Rugby

Classification

0.5

Experience

Santiago 2023

Tokyo 2020

Toronto 2015

Like many wheelchair rugby athletes in British Columbia, Byron Green was recruited by the sport’s creator, Duncan Campbell. Though he initially wasn’t interested in wheelchair sports, his passion for wheelchair rugby was sparked when he moved to Vancouver to study engineering at the University of British Columbia.

Green made the team in 2013 and has won silver at the 2014 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships and gold at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. He has earned a reputation as an intelligent, hard-working athlete who is the first to get to practice and the last to leave. He made his Paralympic debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and also represented Canada at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

In addition to his rigorous training schedule, he also works as a civil engineer. Green also gives back to the community by recruiting new athletes, visiting rehabilitation hospitals and even coaching an introductory wheelchair rugby program. For his willingness to go above and beyond to help new athletes, he was awarded the 2013 Stan Stronge Award, which is given to an athlete with a strong sense of fair play and a dedication to excellence.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 and 2020 Paralympic Games… 2015 Parapan American Games…. Named best 0.5 player at 2014 Canadian Wheelchair Rugby Championships.

PERSONAL

Green works as a civil engineer and lives in Vancouver with his wife Alana and his cat Pekoe. He likes cooking, eating, finding new restaurants, reading and watching sports. Bachelor in of Applied Science Civil Engineering at University of British Columbia.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2022 Americas Championships 2nd

2021 Paralympic Games 5th

2016 Paralympic Games 4th

2015 Parapan American Games 1st

2014 World Championships 2nd