Quick facts

Birthdate

July 27, 1983

Birthplace

Riverview, NB

Residence

Riverview, NB

Sport

Para Cycling

Experience

Lima 2019

Matt Kinnie continues to improve at the international level in Para cycling. In 2021, he posted two-top five finishes at the World Road Championships. In 2019, he was first in the time trial and road race at the Parapan American Games.

Kinnie turned to Para sports after a rock climbing accident left him paralyzed from the chest down in 2005. Kinnie loved the outdoors and was also studying engineering at the University of New Brunswick. He completed his engineering degree in 2007 and worked full time for 10 years. He has developed into Canada’s top racer in the H2 handcycling category. He is also passionate about Para sport and is the president of Parasport New Brunswick.

In 2017, 2018 and 2019, he swept gold in the time trial and road race at the Canadian championships.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2021 World Road Championships… 2019 Parapan American Games…

 

PERSONAL

A rock climbing accident left him with a spinal cord injury in his neck. He is paralyzed from the chest down, with limited hand function…. Married to Melanie and they have twin girls… Works in business development for Tango Medical…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2021 World Road Championships time trial 4th
  • 2021 World Road Championships road race 5th
  • 2019 Parapan American Games time trial 1st
  • 2019 Parapan American Games road race 1st
  • 2019 Canadian Championships road 1st
  • 2019 Canadian Championships time trial 1st
  • 2018 World Cup (CAN) time trial 6th
  • 2018 World Cup (CAN) road race 8th