Blair Nesbitt


Blair Nesbitt started playing goalball at the provincial level in Alberta in 2013. He was introduced to the sport at an Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind Meeting. Although Nesbitt found it difficult to get accustomed to the eye shades and to solely rely on hearing, he enjoyed the challenge of mastering the game.

Nesbitt, a self-described sports fanatic, is inspired by NHL star Jonathan Toews for his competitiveness, loyalty, and motivation.

The Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games were Nesbitt’s first international competition. He helped Canada win the bronze medal and earn a berth at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Career Highlights

Bronze medal at Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games


Graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Business Degree in Finance... Works as a financial planning assistant through Alberta’s Employment First Internship Program, created to attract more people with a disability to Alberta’s public service… Fan of pro sport statistics… Competed at the 2016 Canadian Blind Hockey Association Select Series.

Notable international results

2015 Parapan American Games 3rd


2015 Toronto Parapan AmsGoalballGoalball - Menbronze


Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Goalball Goalball - Men 8
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Goalball Goalball - Men 3