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INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE

Todd Nicholson

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Two children, Gwen and Tate
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing in 1988 for the Ottawa Sledgehammers.

General interest

Hobbies
Competing in duathlon, triathlon, marathon, playing basketball, tennis. (Vancouver, 2010)
Awards and honours
He was the Canadian flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. (hockeycanada.ca, 2010)

In 1998 and 2002 he was named in the Paralympic Games All-Star Team. (hockeycanada.ca, 2010)
Impairment
He was left with paraplegia following a car accident on his way home from his high school prom. (hockeycanada.ca, 2010)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from ice sledge hockey in 2010. (cbc.ca, 07 Sep 2010, yourottawaregion.com, 20 Feb 2013)

SPECIAL DAY
On June 6, 2000 the city of West Carleton held 'Todd Nicholson Day' to honour his courage and perseverance as a role model for young athletes. (scc.ca, 2011)

COMMUNITY INVOVLEMENT
He spends time working with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kids Sports and the Canadian Paralympic Committee. (hockeycanada.ca, 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Lillehammer 1994 Paralympic Winter Games (Lillehammer, Norway)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Preliminary 2
Mixed Tournament Preliminary 5
Mixed Tournament Preliminary 8
Mixed Tournament Preliminary 9
Mixed Tournament Bronze Medal Match 1
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Preliminary 14
Men's Tournament Bronze Medal Match 1
Men's Tournament Preliminary 13
Men's Tournament Preliminary 10
Men's Tournament Preliminary 3
Men's Tournament Preliminary 7
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Group A 1
Men's Tournament Group A 4
Men's Tournament Group A 5
Men's Tournament Semifinal 202
Men's Tournament Gold Medal Match 101
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 1
Mixed Group B 4
Mixed Group B 5
Mixed Semifinal 201
Mixed Bronze Medal Match 102
Nagano 1998 Paralympic Winter Games (Nagano, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Group B 1
Men's Tournament Group B 4
Men's Tournament Group B 5
Men's Tournament Semifinal 201
Men's Tournament Gold Medal Match 101