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Born with spina bifida, Billy Bridges developed into a multi-sport athlete. Bridges has played both sledge hockey, and wheelchair basketball for the Canadian Para-Olympic team. Despite not starting to play sledge hockey until age 12, Bridges became the youngest ever to be picked for the Para-Olympic Team, when he was named to the team at 14 years old. Throughout his sledge hockey career, Bridges has 3 Gold Medals and 2 Bronze Medals at the IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships. In addition to his success at the World Championships, Bridges was a member of Canada’s Gold Medal winning team at the 2006 Para Olympics in Torino and won the Bronze Medal at the 2014 Games in Sochi. In wheelchair basketball, Bridges was a member of Team Canada at the 2001 World Junior Championships and has won 7 Canadian titles with Team Ontario throughout his career.

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