Wheelchair basketball, Para badminton
Richard Peter competed at five Paralympic Games with Canada’s wheelchair basketball team from 1996 to 2012. He won three gold medals in 2000, 2004, and 2012 and a silver medal in 2008.
In 2017, he started playing Para badminton and has quickly developed to being one of Canada’s top player. He credits his fast improvement to his wheelchair basketball experience.
Peter began playing wheelchair basketball at age 15 after a team came to his school and introduced him to wheelchair sports. He has been using a wheelchair since being injured in a bus accident at four years old.