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GIBSON Lou
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Canada   
GenderMen
Age55
Place of BirthBridgetown, BAR
Height1.81 m
Weight 84 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12, LW12
Further Personal Information
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up wheelchair racing in 2004. He began para-cross country skiing in 2005.
Why this sport?
He started skiing as a form of cross training but found his body responded better to skiing than any other sport.
Handedness
Right
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Canada
Location
Vernon, BC
General Interest
Impairment
He was involved in a cycling accident while training for a triathlon in 2003. He spent six months in rehabilitation. "After my accident I was paralysed from the waist down for two-and-a-half years. Now I am standing and walking. I don't know what the end result will be but I keep getting better. I stay open-minded." (straight.com, 11 Mar 2010; paralympic.ca, 01 Mar 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
23 2010 2.4km Pursuit - Sitting  
18 2010 12.5km Individual - Sitting 48:38.8
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
27 2010 15km - Sitting 47:53.8
29 2010 10km - Sitting 31:50.4
29 2010 1km Sprint - Sitting  
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
22 2008/2009 3km Pursuit - Sitting  
  2008/2009 12.5km Individual - Sitting  DNS
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
23 2008/2009 15km - Sitting LW10-12 1:01:12.2
24 2008/2009 10km - Sitting LW10-12 41:59.5
28 2008/2009 1km Sprint - LW10-12