• 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 (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, London 2012) and Silver medalist (Beijing 2008)
  • Captain of the Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team 2000-2002
  • First 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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