Matt 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.
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
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
|2019||Parapan am Games||
1 bronze medals