Quick facts

Birthdate

May 23, 1991

Birthplace

Rothesay, NB

Residence

Rothesay, NB

Sport

Wheelchair Basketball

Classification

4.5

Experience

Lima 2019

Santiago 2023

Tokyo 2020

Colin Higgins made his Paralympic Games debut at Tokyo 2020 where Canada place eighth. He helped the team improved to sixth at the 2023 World Championships.

Born and raised on the east coast, Higgins joined the wheelchair basketball circuit in 2014, after local classifier Karen Ferguson asked him to come and try out. Instantly, Higgins was hooked on the game and fell in love with the sport because of its complexity – from being aggressive, passive, to the physicality.

After joining the local club in Saint John in 2014, Higgins attended the 2015 Canada Games representing Team New Brunswick.

His progression through the sport earned him a coveted spot at the National Academy in 2016. He went on to earn a roster spot with Team Canada in 2017 as part of the Senior Men’s National Team and competed at the world championships in 2018 and the Parapan American Games in 2019.
 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2020 Paralympic Games… 2019 Parapan American Games… 2018 and 2023 World Championships… 2015 Canada Games

PERSONAL

At age 22, he had an injury that severed his peroneal nerve, causing “drop foot” … Sports management n the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri ..

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2023 World Championships 6th
  • 2021 Paralympic Games 8th
  • 2019 Parapan American Games 2nd 
  • 2018 World Championships 12th