Colin Higgins Paralympian Wheelchair Basketball

24/08/2021

What does it feel like to be representing your country at the Paralympic Games?

Always a huge honour to represent your country, but I'm especially excited to do so at my first Paralympic Games. This is the pinnacle of our sport, and I'm super excited.

Other than being named to Team Canada, what is your proudest moment so far?

Proudest moment so far has to be qualifying for the Paralympics at the 2019 ParaPanam Games in Lima. We had to beat some tough competition to qualify, so it was quite a rewarding experience.

Who is your favorite sports hero?

Don't really have one to be honest. Looked up to Saku Koivu as a kid, his time in Montreal with cancer and what not was pretty special.

What are you most looking forward to at the Paralympic Games?

Just seeing how we stack up. We haven't played a game as a team in 18 months, so while I know we have been training hard, I'm eager to see how we have managed our way through the pandemic compared to other nations.

Are you superstitious? How do you like to prepare the day of your event?

Not overly. So many things are out of your control on game day, that I try to be as loosey goosey and free flowing as possible.

What is the one thing that you are bringing with you in Tokyo?

Nothing in particular.

Quick Facts

Favorite Food: Seafood

Favorite Movie/Show: Forrest Gump

Favorite Band/Artist: Drake

Favorite pump up, pregame song: All the old school hockey songs

Activities in spare time/Other Interest outside of your sport: Time with family and friends, golf, summer cottage.