Derek Zaplotinsky seated and racing cross-country
Headshot of Derek Zaplotinsky

Derek Zaplotinsky

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para Nordic skiing

Hometown

Smoky Lake, AB

Para nordic skier Derek Zaplotinsky competed in five races in his Paralympic Winter Games debut in 2018.  He grew up on a farm and was attracted to the outdoor lifestyle of cross country skiing and biathlon competition. He headed to PyeongChang with several international top-10 international performances under his belt.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2018 Winter
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Pyeongchang, South Korea

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2018 - Paralympic Winter Games... Two-time world championship team member (2015, 2017)…Double medallist at 2015 Canada Games…

 

PERSONAL

In 2006 he was motocross racing in Lloydminster and another dirt bike landed on him leaving him paralyzed from the waist down…Returned to sport four years later. First as a Para cyclist and then as a cross country skier… enjoys hand cycling, boating, sledding and hunting…

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - 7.5 km biathlon - 9th

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - 15 km cross country - 9th

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - 12.5 km biathlon - 12th

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - 7.5 km cross country - 15th

2017-18 World Cup –Canmore – cross-country middle distance – 9th

2017-18 World Cup –Oberried (GER) – cross-country long distance – 7th

2017-18 World Cup –Oberried (GER) – cross-country sprint – 8th

2017 Para-Nordic World Championships – biathlon 12.5 km –9th

2017 Para-Nordic World Championships – biathlon 15 km –5th

2017 Para-Nordic World Championships – biathlon 7.5 km –10th

2017 Para-Nordic World Championships – cross country 10 km –12th

2015 Para-Nordic World Championships – cross country 15 km –12th