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Colin Mathieson

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Family
Wife Renee
Residence
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Occupation
Business Owner, Consultant
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Journalism, Sociology - Bishop's University: Sherbrooke, QC, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up in athletics at age nine.
Why this sport?
"I was inspired by Rick Hansen [Canadian Paralympian], and the Manitoba marathon went past my house every year. Top athletes from all over the world would show up in Manitoba."

International debut

Year
1995
Competing for
Canada
Location
Stoke Mandeville, ENG

General interest

Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2012)
Hero / Idol
Canadian Paralympian Rick Hansen, Finnish ice hockey player Teemu Selanne. (cscm.ca, 2016; Canadian Paralympic Committee, 11 Nov 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Tail winds are for breaking records, head winds are for deciding strengths." (Athlete, 30 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
He was presented with the 2016 Masters Age Class Award by Manitoba Athletics in Canada. (athleticsmanitoba.com, 2016)

He received an Order of Sport Excellence award in 1996, 2004 and 2008. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2012)
Famous relatives
His grandfather won an Order of Sports Excellence award in his home province for lawn bowls. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2012)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (winnipegfreepress.com, 13 May 2013)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He runs Colin Mathieson Consulting, which offers wheelchair users assistance through mobility devices, recreation equipment, home modifications and discharge planning. He also work as a rehabilitation consultant for Independence Inc. in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Apr 2016)

OTHER STUDIES
He has studied social work studies at University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. (Facebook profile, 05 Jan 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 1 6
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 4 4
Men's 200 m T54 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 2 5
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 4 6
Men's 200 m T54 Heat 1 2
Men's 200 m T54 Heat 2 4
Men's 4x400 m T53-54 Heat 2 3
Men's 4x100 m T53-54 Heat 3 3
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 1 8
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 2 2
Men's 200 m T54 Final Round 8
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x400 m T53-54 Final Round 3
Men's 4x400 m T53-54 Heat 1 2
Men's 4x100 m T53-54 Final Round 3
Men's 4x100 m T53-54 Heat 3 1
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 3 2
Men's 100 m T54 Final Round 7
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 2 4
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 3 5
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 4 4
Men's 200 m T54 Heat 1 5
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T53 Final Round 7
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 2 3
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 2 1
Men's 200 m T53 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 1 3
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m T53 Heat 2 5
Men's 100 m T53 Heat 4 2
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 2 3
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 2 4
Men's 4x400 m T52-53 Heat 1 1
Men's 4x400 m T52-53 Final Round 3
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T55 Final Round 6
Men's 400 m T55 Heat 1 4
Men's 400 m T55 Heat 1 3
Men's 200 m T55 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m T55 Heat 1 4
Men's 200 m T55 Heat 3 3
Men's 100 m T55 Heat 2 3
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T54 Semifinal 1 2011-01-22 3
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 3 2011-01-22 4
Men's 100 m T54 Final 2011-01-23 7
Men's 4x400 m T54 Heat 2 2011-01-24 2
Men's 200 m T54 Heat 4 2011-01-24 9999
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 3 2011-01-27 3
Men's 400 m T54 Semifinal 2 2011-01-27 5
Men's 4x400 m T54 Final 2011-01-29 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 3 2012-09-01 6
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 3 2012-09-05 6
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Heat 2 2012-09-08 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T54 Semifinal 1 2013-07-21 7
Men's 400 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-21 8
Men's 200 m T54 Semifinal 3 2013-07-23 6
Men's 200 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-24 8