Patrice Simard
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Patrice Simard

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Paralympian Patrice Simard started playing wheelchair rugby back in 1997, following a spinal cord injury he sustained in a car accident. Patrice’s athleticism and intelligence on the court...

  • Birth DateJanuary 19, 1979
  • HometownQuebec City, QC
  • ClubFélins de Québec
  • Classification1.5
  • Member Since1999
Patrice Simard

Biography

Paralympian Patrice Simard started playing wheelchair rugby back in 1997, following a spinal cord injury he sustained in a car accident.
Patrice’s athleticism and intelligence on the court allowed him to quickly rise through the ranks and become a member of the national team in 1999. Since then, he has gone on to compete and win medals at the Paralympic Games (two silver and a bronze), the World Championships (one gold, one silver and one bronze) and the Parapan American Games (one gold).

Today, Simard is known for being one of the best low-point players in the world. His strength and quickness allow him to not only defend players well above his classification but also allow him to be a major scoring threat on offense. Simard has participated in six Paralympics, the most of any active National Team member.

Off the rugby court, Patrice enjoys working out, playing wheelchair tennis, working out, biking, cooking, and spending time with his family and friends.

Career Highlights

  • Silver medalist at the 2022 WWR Americas Championship
  • 5th Place at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games
  • Silver medalist at the 2019 Lima Parapan Am Games
  • Gold medalist at the 2015 World Wheelchair Rugby Games
  • Gold medalist at the 2015 Toronto Parapan Am Games
  • Silver medalist at the 2014 Wheelchair Rugby World Championship
  • Silver medalist at the 2012 London Paralympic Games
  • Bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games
  • Bronze Medalist at the 2006 Wheelchair Rugby World Championships
  • Silver medalist at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games
  • Gold medalist at the 2002 Wheelchair Rugby World Championships

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2022 WWR World Championship Placement Match