Quick facts

Birthdate

April 26, 1980

Birthplace

Quesnel, QC

Residence

Quesnel, QC

Sport

Para Ice Hockey

Experience

PyeongChang 2018

Sochi 2014

James Gemmell is a two-time Paralympic Winter Games medallist. He took silver in 2018 and bronze in 2014.

Gemmell was inspired to play sledge hockey after watching Canada win the gold medal at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Italy. Soon afterwards, he joined the B.C. Eagles club in Surrey. By 2008, he was on the national team and became the first British Columbia-born player to represent Canada internationally in sledge hockey. He made the team at a National Sledge Hockey Selection Camp in Milton, Ont. Gemmell made his debut at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge in 2008 as Canada won the gold medal.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2018 – Paralympic Winter Games silver medallist… Paralympic Games bronze medallist in 2014… Four-time world championship team member with gold 2013 and 2017…

PERSONAL

Gemmell had his right leg amputated above the knee after an automobile accident in 2004….

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2018 Paralympic Winter Games – 3rd
  • 2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge – 2nd
  • 2017 IPC World Championships – 1st
  • 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge – 2nd
  • 2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge – 2nd
  • 2015 IPC World Championships – 2nd
  • 2014 Paralympic Winter Games – 3rd
  • 2013 IPC World Championships – 1st
  • 2012 IPC World Championships – 2nd

Paralympic Medals

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