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
- Member Since1999
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.
Off the rugby court, Patrice enjoys working out, playing wheelchair tennis and spending time with his family and friends.
- 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