Christopher Daw

Chris is a multi sport, multi-attending Paralympic athlete who has been a member of the Canadian Teams for athletics, basketball, wheelchair rugby, sitting volleyball, and wheelchair curling. He is only one of a few athletes to represent Canada at both summer and winter Paralympic Games. Chris is also a highly regarded coach; having received the Ontario Coaching Award of Excellence and in 2010 has been inducted into the London, Ontario Sport hall of Fame for both his athletic accomplishments and community volunteerism.

Christopher suffered a Fetal stoke at birth that affect his both legs and left arm. Chris has been involved in sport since the age of 7. He discovered sport through basketball but owes all of his experience and talent to his Father, Ivan. He started in martial arts, studying Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu; now holding a Kaiden ranking in the art. Chris has also tried mountain climbing, parachute jumping, and is a certified scuba diver.

Chris is actively involved in sport development though representation on various committees, including the former vice president of Athletes Can, and Development Coordinator for the Canadian Curling Association.

Chris is married to his wonderful wife Morgan with 4 children; Kyle (14), Shane (9), TJ (6) and his new born daughter Arowyn (6 months).

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2006 Torino ParalympicsWheelchair CurlingWheelchair Curling - Mixedgold

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2006 Torino Paralympics Wheelchair Curling Wheelchair Curling - Mixed 1
Games Sport Event Result
2000 Sydney Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 4
1988 Séoul Paralympics Athletics 200m - Men 13
1988 Séoul Paralympics Athletics 400m - Men 12
1988 Séoul Paralympics Athletics 800m - Men 18