Shooting Para Sport
Port Coquitlam, BC
Two-time Paralympian Doug Blessin started his Para sport career in wheelchair rugby after he was injured in a car accident in December 1995. With the birth of his kids, life got busy, and Blessin temporarily retired from sport. When time permitted a return to competitive sports at age 37, he tried Shooting Para sport.
He then qualified for both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, with his best result a sixth-place finish in Rio.
Blessin is inspired by his teammate Chris Trifonidis, a six-time Paralympian who has unselfishly shared his wealth of shooting knowledge with him. Blessin is a family man who helps coach his twin sons’ (Jakob and Spencer) lacrosse team.
2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games…
Graduated in digital media productions from B.C. Institute of Technology…recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal… Enjoys fly fishing…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2019 World Championships SH2 50m rifle prone 51st
2019 World Championships SH2 10m rifle prone 36th
2019 World Championships SH2 10m rifle standing 40th
2016 Paralympic Games SH2 air rifle prone 6th
2016 Paralympic Games SH2 air rifle standing 25th
2015 World Cup SH2 air rifle standing 15th
2014 World Championships SH2 air rifle prone 19th
2014 World Championships SH2 air rifle standing 27th
2012 Paralympic Games SH2 air rifle standing 24th
2012 Paralympic Games SH2 air rifle prone 25th
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil