Wheelchair Rugby


Quebec City, QC


Paralympian Patrice Simard started playing wheelchair rugby back in 1997, following a spinal cord injury he sustained in a car accident. 

Simard’s athleticism and intelligence on the court allowed him to quickly rise through the ranks and become a member of the national team in 1999. Since then, he has gone on to compete and win medals at the Paralympic Games (2 silver and 1 bronze), the World Championships (1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze) and the Parapan American Games (1 gold, 1 silver). 

Today, Simard is known for being one of the best low-point players in the world. His strength and quickness allow him to not only defend players well above his classification but also allow him to be a major scoring threat on offense.  


Five-time Paralympian (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)… Winning gold at the 2002 World Wheelchair Rugby Championship, which was chronicled in the Academy Award-nominated documentary “Murderball”... Simard has won several major international All-Star awards, including Best 1.5 at the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships … 2015 and 2019 Parapan Am Games


Lives in Quebec City. He enjoys working out, playing wheelchair tennis and spending time with his family and family. 


2019 Parapan American Games 2nd 

2018 World Championships 6th 

2016 Paralympic Games 4th 

2015 Parapan American Games 1st

2014 World Championships 2nd 

2012 Paralympic Games 2nd 

2008 Paralympic Games 3rd 

2006 World Championships 3rd 

2004 Paralympic Games 2nd 

2002 World Championships 1st 

2000 Paralympic Games 4th 

Year Type
Host City
2020 Summer
Tokyo, Japan
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 Parapan am Games
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Toronto, Canada
1 gold medals

1 gold medals

2012 Summer
London, England
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

2008 Summer
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Beijing, China
1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals

2004 Summer
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Athens, Greece
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

2000 Summer
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Sydney, Australia