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SMITH Corbyn
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Canada   
GenderMen
Age20
Place of BirthStratford, CAN
Height1.63 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Perth, ON, CAN
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2003 in Hensall, ON, Canada.
Why this sport?
A friend from the church he attended introduced him to the sport. "Growing up in the town I grew up in, hockey was a big part of everything so, I mean, my parents just kind of dedicated themselves to finding a sport that I could play. I made it my goal that I would be the best at sledge hockey one day."
Name of coach
Ken Babey [national], CAN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (player.fm, 27 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Canadian Para ice hockey player Brad Bowden, Canadian ice hockey player Jordan Eberle. (stratfordbeaconherald.com, 24 Feb 2017; Hockey Canada
YouTube channel, 15 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up and to keep on keeping on, whatever you want to do; you know, follow your dream. Find your passion and don't give up on it." (niagara-news.com, 16 Feb 2018)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with neuroblastoma [a type of cancer] in his spinal cord at age two. The condition damaged his nervous system, resulting in him having a loss of feeling in his legs. (mitchelladvocate.com, 07 Apr 2015; niagara-news.com, 16 Feb 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
1 2017 Team  
2 2019 Team