Former Muskokan takes on his first Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang
Photo: Collin Cameron crossing the finish line. Supplied by Denise McChesney.
A former Muskokan is reaching for gold in Pyeongchang.
Collin Cameron is joining Team Canada’s Para-Nordic skiers for his first run in the Paralympic Games. Para-Nordic is cross-country skiing and biathlon for those with a physical impairment. Cameron was born with arthrogryposis, which causes muscle shortening.
This won’t be Cameron’s first trip to South Korea. Last March, he had his first career win in men’s short sprint at the World Cup in Pyeongchang. The athlete says while that was a great moment, it’s not going to make him feel overconfident heading into the biggest competition of his career. He says his main focus is racing well and hopefully capturing that success once again.
Cameron says the windy South Korean weather won’t break his focus either. He says his time competing during the World Cup last year has mostly prepared him for the windy conditions. Strong winds were blamed for event postponements and causing difficult conditions for athletes during the Olympics in February.
The Paralympic Games opening ceremony runs next Friday and the first Cross-Country Skiing competitions start on March 11th.
Cameron has lived in both Bracebridge and Port Sydney before moving to Sudbury.
Collin Cameron bringing home the gold