male wheelchair rugby player Trevor Hirschfield

Trevor Hirschfield

Wheelchair Rugby

Trevor Hirschfield’s excellent wheelchair rugby knowledge, feisty defence and years of experience make him one of the most dangerous low-point players on the court. After being on the Canadian national team for more than a decade, Hirschfield is hungry for a major gold medal. The veteran leader will face a steep challenge after a sixth-place showing at the 2018 World Championship in Sydney, Australia.

He was co-captain of the Rio 2016 Paralympic team that fell short of the podium following a 52-50 loss to Japan. It was a disappointing outcome for the squad that carried high expectations following their 2015 Parapan Am Games title.

Hirschfield got involved with the sport thanks to Duncan Campbell, co-inventor of wheelchair rugby who was also Hirschfield’s recreational therapist after his car accident at 16 years old.


Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 2008-09-12 2
Mixed Group A 2008-09-13 3
Mixed Group A 2008-09-14 6
Mixed Group A - Standings 2008-09-14 2
Mixed Semifinal 2008-09-15 202
Mixed Bronze Medal Match 2008-09-16 102
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2012-09-05 2
Mixed Group B 2012-09-06 4
Mixed Group B 2012-09-07 6
Mixed Group B - Standings 2012-09-07 2
Mixed Semifinal 2012-09-08 202
Mixed Gold Medal Match 2012-09-09 101
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 2016-09-14 2
Mixed Group A 2016-09-15 3
Mixed Group A 2016-09-16 6
Mixed Group A - Standings 2016-09-16 2
Mixed Semifinal 2016-09-17 202
Mixed Bronze Medal Match 2016-09-18 102
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (Tokyo, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2021-08-25 2
Mixed Group B 2021-08-26 3
Mixed Group B 2021-08-27 6
Mixed Classification 5-6 2021-08-28 1
Mixed Group B - Standings 2021-08-29 3