From: Castlegar, British Columbia
Earle Connor is a Paralympic sprinter. Connor holds several athletics world records.
- Born in 1976 in Castlegar, British Columbia
- Grew up in rural Saskatchewan
- Resides in Calgary, Alberta
Connor lost his left leg from the knee down when he was three months old after being born without a fibula. At the age of 9 months Earle was fitted with his first prosthetic leg.
Growing up in rural Saskatchewan, Connor played all available sports, excelling at hockey, tennis and baseball.
Connor was the first amputee ever drafted into the Canadian Junior Hockey system as a goaltender.
Men’s 100m T42 – Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
- won gold in the men’s T42 (above-knee amputee) 100-metre event at the 2000 Paralympics
- repeated this record at the 2008 Games
- set world records in the 60-metre race in 2006
- the 100 metres in 2008
- 18 World Record Performances
- 2004 World Disabled Athlete of the Year
Castlegar is the second largest community in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia.
Nestled between the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Monashee Mountains to the west, Castlegar sits on the beautiful Columbia River. The small city offers an affordable, healthy lifestyle and is home to the West Kootenay Regional Airport.
Castlegar was cited as one of the Top 8 Places in British Columbia for most promising growth.