Quick facts

Birthdate

September 28, 1962

Birthplace

Calgary, AB

Residence

Calgary, AB

Sport

Para Archery

Experience

Beijing 2008

Guadalajara 2011

Rio 2016

Toronto 2015

A gold medallist at the Guadalajara 2011 Parapan American Games and two-time world champion, Kevin Evans is one of the top Paralympic archers in the world. He started competing nationally in 2003 when he attended his first National Championships and won the event.

In 2005 he competed at his first World Championship, placing fifth. His world championship title in 2007 was followed by another world championship title in 2009.

Evans was named the Male Athlete of the Year for the British Columbia Archery Association three years in a row, the 2007 Premier’s Athlete Award, and World Archery’s Athlete of the week in May 2011. He was awarded Archery Canada’s Male Athlete of the Year award in 2009.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Paralympic Games in 2008, 2012, and 2016… Two-time world champion…Has held as many as four world records….

PERSONAL

Father of two…runs his own business Kootenay Archery Ltd., a home business that crafts customized equipment for hunters, hobbyists, and sporting enthusiasts.

… lost his left arm in a seismic rig accident in 2000…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2016 Paralympic Games team mixed 8th
  • 2016 Paralympic Games compound open 17th
  • 2015 Parapan American Games compound open 4th
  • 2012 Paralympic Games compound open 9th
  • 2011 Parapan American Games compound open 1st
  • 2009 World Championships compound open 1st
  • 2008 Paralympic Games compound open 5th
  • 2007 World Championships compound open 1st