Challenges and opportunities of dual sport participation
Not many athletes can claim both summer and winter Paralympian status. Liam Hickey is one of those rare athletes. He represented Canada at the 2016 Paralympics in wheelchair basketball and the 2018 and 2022 Paralympics in Para ice hockey. Ultimately, financial pressure and time constraints compelled him to focus solely on Para ice hockey. The Paralympic Athlete Transfer Taskforce is learning from experiences like Liam’s to support athletes navigating transfer or participating in multiple sports.