Garett Hickling

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Garett Hickling
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Garett Hickling (in red, no. 5) vs USA's Bryan Kirkland, at a wheelchair rugby game.
Date of birth (1970-09-18) 18 September 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Mica Creek, BC
Height 6 ft (183 cm)
Occupation(s) full time athlete, former computer technician and machinist

Garett Hickling (born September 18, 1970)[1] is a Canadian wheelchair rugby player. He is on the Canada national wheelchair rugby team and has been voted most valuable player at several World Championships (1995-1998-2002). He has a Gold medal from the 2002 World Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, a silver medal from the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, and a bronze medal from 2008 in Beijing.[2] He was the Canadian flag-bearer at the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Paralympics.[3] He has competed in every Paralympics that included his sport, representing Canada five times.[4]

Hickling broke his neck at age 16 in 1987. He and two friends were hiking an unfamiliar B.C. trail at night when they fell off a cliff; one of the friends died. About five years later, Hickling took up wheelchair rugby.[4]


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