Nik holding the ball
Nik throwing the ball

Nik Goncin

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Wheelchair basketball

Hometown

Regina, SK

Nik Goncin’s wheelchair basketball journey began in 2008, when he discovered the sport through a clinic at his high school.

He made his debut with Team Canada at the 2009 world junior championship. In 2013, Goncin cracked both the senior and junior national team rosters.

The Regina native was on an athletic scholarship at the University of Illinois, where he competed for the men’s collegiate wheelchair basketball team.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
1
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 Parapan am Games
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Toronto, Canada
1

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 Paralympic Games… 2015 Parapan American Games

 

PERSONAL

A former stand-up basketball player, Goncin also enjoys playing tennis, soccer and snowboarding

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2018 World Championships 12th

2016 Paralympic Games 11th

2015 Toronto Parapan American Games – Silver

2013 Men’s U23 World Championship – 6th

2009 Men’s U23 World Championship – 8th