Collin Cameron

About

Date of birth:
March 31, 1988
Place of birth:
Barrie, ON
Hometown:
Sudbury, ON
Club:
Laurentian Nordic
Coach:
Patti Kitler, Robin McKeever
Wax Technician:
Ian Daffern
Years on Senior National Team:  3
Equipment:

Skis: Fischer
Poles: Leki

 

Background

National Ski Team Background:

Collin Cameron won three bronze medals in his Paralympic Games debut in 2018. He was third in the 7.5 kilometre and 15-kilometre events in biathlon and helped Canada to a third bronze in the open cross-country relay.

Building on a breakthrough season in 2018, Collin battled through illness to claim his first World Para Nordic Skiing Championship title, when he won the sprint event in 2019 on home snow in Prince George, B.C. He bookended his World Championship triumph with silver medals. He finished second in the biathlon middle distance race on the opening day of the event, and placed second with his Canadian mates in the mixed relay.

Collin broke through with his first international medal when he won gold at the 2017 World Cup event in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea. In 2017 he was named the Elite Athlete of the Year in Sudbury.

Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing:

Collin first tried Para Nordic skiing in November 2015 at an identification camp in Canmore, Alta. He began competing in January 2016. His introduction to Nordic skiing came by chance after he saw some photos on the Sudbury Accessible Sports Council Facebook page.

Personal:

Collin has played para ice hockey for the Northern Sliders in Sudbury. He was born with arthrogryposis, a condition that causes a shortening of the lower limbs, and an under-development of muscles and tendons in the leg. He married Marley Lafreniere in 2016.

Notable Results

Career Highlights:
2018 Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 3 (biathlon 7.5 km)
2018 Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 3 (biathlon 15 km)
2018 Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 3 (cross country relay)
2018 Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 4 (cross country sprint)
2018 Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 5 (cross country 15 km)
2018 Para-Nordic World Cup, Oberried, GER: 3 (cross country sprint)
2018 Para-Nordic World Cup – Oberried, GER: 5 (biathlon distance)
2017 Para-Nordic World Championships, Finsterau, GER: 4 (cross country skiing sprint)
2017 Para-Nordic World Championships, Finsterau, GER: 5 (12.5 km biathlon)
2017 Para-Nordic World Cup, PyeongChang, KOR: 1 (cross country sprint)

Full Results

Paralympic Results:
2018 Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 3 (biathlon 7.5 km)
2018 Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 3 (biathlon 15 km)
2018 Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 3 (cross country relay)
2018 Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 4 (cross country sprint)
2018 Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 5 (cross country 15 km)

World Championship Results:
2019 – World Para-Nordic Ski Championships, Prince George, CAN: 2 (biathlon 12.5km)
2019 – World Para-Nordic Ski Championships, Prince George, CAN: 1 (cross country sprint)
2019 – World Para-Nordic Ski Championships, Prince George, CAN: 2 (mixed relay)
2017 Para-Nordic World Championships, Finsterau, GER: 7 (15 km cross country skiing)
2017 Para-Nordic World Championships, Finsterau, GER: 4 (cross country skiing sprint)
2017 Para-Nordic World Championships, Finsterau, GER: 5 (12.5 km biathlon)
2017 Para-Nordic World Championships, Finsterau, GER: 12 (7.5 km biathlon)

World Cup Results:
2019 – Para-Nordic World Cup, Sapporo, JPN: 7 (12.5km biathlon)
2018 – Para-Nordic World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 3 (7.5km biathlon)
2018 – Para-Nordic World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 7 (5km cross country)
2018 – Para-Nordic World Cup, Vuokatti, FIN: 1 (cross country sprint)
2018 Para-Nordic World Cup, Oberried, GER: 3 (cross country sprint)
2018 Para-Nordic World Cup – Oberried, GER: 5 (biathlon distance)
2017 Para-Nordic World Cup, PyeongChang, KOR: 1 (cross country sprint)