Jason Naval

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW4

Further personal information

Languages
English, Filipino
Higher education
Early Childhood Studies - University of Santo Tomas: Manila, PHI

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para cross-country skiing in 2009.
Why this sport?
"Sports opened my eyes to travel and meeting people of the world. My coaches and teammates taught me discipline and camaraderie. My endeavours with sports have given me a chance to work on my body and develop my mind."

General interest

Hobbies
Sailing, boxing. (paralympic.ca, 01 Aug 2015)
Most influential person in career
His teammates. (paralympic.ca, 01 Aug 2015)
Hero / Idol
Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao. (cg2015.gems.pro, 23 Feb 2015)
Injuries
He broke the metacarpal bone in his hand in 2008, which took two months to heal. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2011)

He sprained his ankle in 2000 and was injured for four months. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2011)
Other sports
He played sitting volleyball for Canada at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada, and he has represented Canada in wheelchair basketball. He has also won Canadian national titles in canoe sprint. (wheelchairbasketball.ca, 09 Apr 2017; westpark.org, 01 Jan 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 04 Feb 2021)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of a motorcycle accident in 2009. (northernlife.ca, 23 Jul 2013)