Denys, Alec 2016



Gender: M

Date of Birth: July 19th 1951

Home Town: Douro-Dummer 

Province: Ontario

Club: Saugeen Shafts

Bow:   PSE Dominator

Handedness: Left

Category: Men Compound Open

Types of Archery Pursued indoor target, outdoor target, 

Personal Coach’s Name: Vladimir Kopecky

Career (if applicable): Retired

Why and when did you get involved in archery? 

1980 after my spinal cord injury as a means of participating in an inclusive physical activity

Hours of practice per week: 8 to 10 

Archery Goals: 

Short Term Goals:  Consistent improvement at international events

Long Term Goals:  World Championship podium result

Previous National Team Member: 

Yes  from 1982 until retirement in 2004 as a ARW2 athlete

Major Canadian Tournament Results:

numerous first place finishes at the Canadian Nationals between 1982 and 2004

Major International Tournament Results:  

As a W2 Recurve Archer from 1983 to 2004

As a Compound Open Archer from 2011 to present

Event(s): Paralympic Games 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000

                World Championships 1986,1990,1991,1998.1999,2001,2003, 2013,2015

                Pan American Games  1987, 2015

Year 2012 and 2015  in Compound Men

Major International Tournament Results: 


1984 Paralympic Games, Stoke Mandeville, England   7th place

1986 World Wheelchair Archer Tournament Hershey, Pennsylvania   Silver medal

1987 Pan AM Wheelchair Games Gold medal

1988 Paralympics Seoul, Korea 8th place

2000 Paralympics  Sydney, Australia  5th place

Records Set / Held:

Provincial: FITA 1 W2 Recurve, MCO FITA 18 M, FITA 1440 W2 recurve, FITA  1440 CMO,  FITA 720 CMO

Canadian: W2 Recurve FITA 1, W2 Recurve 1440

World: 70 Meter MCO Team


Canadian Record    swimming 1983

Canadian Record    javelin 1983

Other Athletic  Accomplishments Outside of Archery:

Gold Medal Ontario Winter Games for the Disabled     Nordic Skiing

Provincial Champion Wheelchair Curling 2011 and 2015

Personal Interests & Accomplishments Outside of Archery:

Spinal Cord Injury Assoc Peer mentoring

Motivational Speaking