Quick facts

Birthdate

December 22, 1990

Birthplace

Surrey, BC

Residence

Surrey, BC

Sport

Para Athletics

2012 Paralympian Nathan Dewitt was born with dyplegia cerebral palsy. Doctors told him he wouldn’t be able to ride a bike or walk, but he’s proven them wrong. At 15 he began playing sledge hockey, which led to other sports like wheelchair basketball, kneeboarding and tennis. At the recommendation of his physiotherapist, Dewitt decided to try wheelchair racing.

The 24-year-old sprinter credits his father with teaching him that if he wants to accomplish something, he needs to work hard.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2014 national champion in T34 100m…2013 World Championships…2012 Paralympic Games T34 100m Finalist

PERSONAL

2014 British Columbia Institute of Technology Business Management Grad… Has a twin brother… Passion for cars and enjoy being active.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2012 Paralympic Games 100m 8th
  • 2012 Paralympic Games 200m 11th