Doug shooting
Doug looking back over his shoulder

Doug Blessin

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Shooting Para Sport

Hometown

Tri-City, BC

Two-time Paralympian Doug Blessin started his Para sport career in wheelchair rugby after he was injured in a car accident in December 1995. With the birth of his kids, life got busy, and Blessin temporarily retired from sport. When time permitted a return to competitive sports at age 37, he tried Para shooting.

Blessin is inspired by his teammate Chris Trifonidis, a six-time Paralympian who has unselfishly shared his wealth of shooting knowledge with him. Blessin is a family man who helps coach his twin sons’ (Jakob and Spencer) lacrosse team.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 Summer
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London, England

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games…

 

PERSONAL

Graduated in digital media productions from B.C. Institute of Technology…recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal… Enjoys fly fishing…

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2016 Paralympic Games air rifle prone 5th

2016 Paralympic Games air rifle standing 25th

2015 World Cup air rifle standing 15th

2014 World Championships air rifle prone 19th

2014 World Championships air rifle standing 27th

2012 Paralympic Games air rifle standing 24th

2012 Paralympic Games air rifle prone 25th