• Wheelchair Sports
  • 2014
  • Athlete

Dave Durepos

Dave Durepos of Fredericton had an amazing 24-year wheelchair basketball career that netted him three Paralympic Gold Medals and one Silver. He was the first New Brunswicker to win gold at the Paralympic Games. At age 20, he suffered a spinal cord injury from a motorcycle accident leaving him a paraplegic. He overcame his injury and went on to become captain of Team Canada and a medalist in the World Championships where he competed five times. He was the first Canadian MVP in the American Wheelchair Basketball League. Durepos is a three-time New Brunswick male athlete of the year and is a member of the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 7, 2014

Quick Facts

  • Competed at 5 Paralympic Games and 5 World Championships
  • Three-time Paralympic Gold medalist (2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens, 2012 London) and Silver medalist (2008 Beijing)
  • Captain of the Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team 2000-2002
  • 1st Canadian MVP in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (USA League)
  • First New Brunswicker to win a gold medal at the Paralympics
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