Quick facts

Birthdate

March 31, 1988

Birthplace

Bracebridge, ON

Residence

Bracebridge, ON

Sport

Para Nordic Skiing

Classification

LW11.5

Experience

Beijing 2022

PyeongChang 2018

Collin Cameron won three bronze medals in a very successful Paralympic Games debut in 2018. He was third in the 7.5 kilometre and 15-kilometre races in the biathlon and helped Canada to third in the open cross-country relay.

In the 2021-22 season he earned a medal of each colour at the season-opening World Cup in Canmore including gold in the cross country sit skiing sprint.

Cameron battled through illness to claim his first world title, when he won the men’s sitting cross-country sprint event in 2019 on home snow in Prince George, B.C. He bookended his world championships triumph with two silver medals. 

He continued his trail to the podium on the road to Beijing 2022 during the 2020 campaign, racking up five World Cup podium results in seven starts.

Cameron first tried Para nordic skiing in November 2015 at an identification camp in Canmore. He began competing in January 2016. His introduction to nordic skiing came by chance after he saw some photos on the Sudbury Accessible Sports Council Facebook page.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Triple bronze medallist at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games… 2017 and 2019 world championship team member… Won his first world title at the 2019 world championships on home soil in Prince George, BC… In 2017 he was named the Elite Athlete of the Year in Sudbury.

PERSONAL
He has played Para ice hockey for the Northern Sliders in Sudbury…He was born with arthrogryposis, a condition that causes a shortening of the lower limbs, and an under-development of muscles and tendons in the legs
 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2022 Paralympic Winter Games – cross country long distance – 3rd
2022 Paralympic Winter Games – cross country sprint – 3rd
2022 Paralympic Winter Games – cross country mixed relay – 3rd
2022 Paralympic Winter Games – cross country middle distance – 4th
2022 Paralympic Winter Games – biathlon individual – 4th
2022 Paralympic Winter Games – biathlon sprint – 7th
2019 Para nordic World Championships – cross country skiing sprint – 1st 
2019 Para nordic World Championships – biathlon middle distance – 2nd 
2019 Para nordic World Championships –cross country skiing mixed relay – 2nd 
2018 Paralympic Winter Games – biathlon 7.5 km – 3rd
2018 Paralympic Winter Games – biathlon 15 km – 3rd
2018 Paralympic Winter Games – cross country relay – 3rd
2018 Paralympic Winter Games – cross country sprint – 4th
2018 Paralympic Winter Games – cross country 15 km – 5th
2017 Para nordic World Championships – 15 km cross country skiing – 7th 
2017 Para nordic World Championships – 1 km cross country skiing – 4th 
2017 Para nordic World Championships –  12.5 km biathlon – 5th
2017 Para nordic World Championships –  7.5 km biathlon – 12th 
2017 Para nordic World Cup PyeongChang – cross country sprint – 1st

Paralympic Medals

6