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Corbyn Smith

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Monkton, 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 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)
Most influential person in career
His family, and coach Todd Sargeant. (MWO Sports, 03 Jul 2021)
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 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)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-10 2
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-11 3
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-12 4
Mixed Tournament Group A - Standings 2018-03-13 1
Mixed Tournament Semifinal 2018-03-15 1
Mixed Tournament Gold Medal Match 2018-03-18 1