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Patrice Simard

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Wheelchair Rugby

Hometown

Quebec City, QC

Patrice Simard started playing wheelchair rugby in 1997 after he sustained a spinal cord injury in a car accident. His athleticism and intelligence allowed him to climb quickly in the ranks. He made the national team in 1999.

Simard is known for being one of the best low-point players in the world. His strength and quickness allow him to defend players well above his classification and he is one of the few low-point players to play a major scoring role.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
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
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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
2018 Winter
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Pyeongchang, South Korea

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 Paralympic Games… 2015 Parapan American Games… Winning gold at the 2002 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships, which was chronicled in the Academy Award-nominated documentary “Murderball’’… Named best 1.5 at the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships.

 

PERSONAL

Simard lives in Quebec City. He enjoys working out, wheelchair tennis and spending time with family and friends.

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

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