Quick facts

Birthdate

November 16, 1960

Birthplace

Pointe-Claire, QC

Residence

Pointe-Claire, QC

Sport

Para Cycling

Experience

Lima 2019

A violent bike accident on Labour Day 2012 left Michael Shetler with a traumatic brain injury which put him in a coma for three weeks. Before the accident, Shetler was a long-distance triathlon competitor who had completed three Ironman events. The founder of the Pointe-Claire Mansfield Athletic Centre took up Para cycling, specifically the tricycle event, in 2015 and enjoyed immediate success.

The improvement has continued and in 2019 he cracked the top-10 at a World Cup race in Belgium and won the national road race title.

PERSONAL

Diagnosed with Ataxia after a bike accident in 2013 which affects balance, coordination and cognitive issues… Volunteers with the Shelley Gautier Para-Sports Foundation.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2019 Canadian championships time trial 1st
  • 2019 World Cup (BEL) time trial 9th