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CAMERON Collin
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Canada   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthBarrie, CAN
Height1.65 m
Weight 77 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power, Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW11.5
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Marley
Residence
Sudbury, ON, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried Para Nordic skiing in November 2015 at an identification camp in Canmore, AB, Canada. He began competing in January 2016.
Why this sport?
"I was sending a message to the Sudbury Accessible Sports page on Facebook. They had a picture of a [ice sledge hockey] team from Ohio, but not our team. I ended up 'liking' the page, and my news feed was getting flooded with information regarding para-Nordic skiing from [coach] Patti Kitler. I kept seeing all these pictures of sit-skis, and I thought that it looked like a lot of fun. It just seemed like such a natural fit, going from ice sledge hockey to something like that."
Club / Team
Laurentian Nordic Ski Club: Sudbury, ON, CAN
Name of coach
Patti Kitler [club]; Robin McKeever [national], CAN
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
Canada
Tournament
North-American Championships
Location
Craftsbury, VT, USA
General Interest
Hobbies
Ice sledge hockey, listening to music, playing video games, reading. (parasportwintergames2017.ca, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2017 World Cup event in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. (cbc.ca, 13 Mar 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was named the Elite Athlete of the Year in Sudbury, ON, Canada. (laurentiannordic.com, 20 Jun 2017)
Other sports
He has played ice sledge hockey for the Northern Sliders in Sudbury, ON, Canada. (sudburysports.com, 09 Feb 2016)
Impairment
He was born with arthrogryposis, a condition that causes a shortening of the lower limbs, and an under-development of muscles and tendons in the legs. (sudburysports.com, 09 Feb 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a safety compliance and driver trainer for an employment agency in Lively, ON, Canada. (Facebook profile, 19 Oct 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 24:59.0
3 2018 15km Individual - Sitting 52:04.1
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 15km - Sitting 45:30.1
4 2018 Sprint - Sitting 3:32.1
3 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 23:52.4
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016/2017 12.5km Middle - Sitting 40:02.0
12 2016/2017 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 25:13.1
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Sitting  
7 2016/2017 15km - Sitting 42:12.1
  2016/2017 10km - Sitting  DNS