Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Kenora, ON, CAN
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up skiing in about 2013. He entered his first competition among able-bodied athletes, before joining the Manitoba provincial cross-country skiing team in Canada as its only Para athlete at the time.
Why this sport?
A ski coach in Kenora, ON, Canada, introduced him to the sport.
Club / Team
Kenora Nordic and Biathlon Club: Canada
Name of coach
Graham Nishikawa [personal], CAN
Canmore, AB, CAN
Snowboarding, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, fishing. (nordiqcanada.ca, 03 Mar 2019)
Hero / Idol
Canadian Para cross-country skier and biathlete Brian McKeever. (nordiqcanada.ca, 03 Mar 2019)
His mother Tamara Bachinsky has served as his coach and as director of ski and snowboard programmes at Mount Evergreen Ski Club in Kenora, BC, Canada. (kenoraonline.com, 27 Dec 2018, 26 May 2018; kenoraminerandnews.com, 01 Mar 2020)
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (gofundme.com, 12 Oct 2017)
He has a visual impairment, including no peripheral or central vision. (kenoradailyminerandnews.com, 29 Nov 2017)
|Men's Middle Distance - Free Style VI||Final||2019-02-17||15|
|Men's Sprint - Free Style VI||Final||2019-02-18||11|
|Men's Long Distance - Classic VI||Final||2019-02-24||10|