At the age of 17, Dupont lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident. About a year later he watched a wheelchair race from the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens on TV. Dupont decided to try the sport. Thanks to his competitive nature and athletic ability, Dupont has found success on the track. In 2015, he was a triple gold medallist at the Toronto Parapan American Games with victories in the 400, 800 and 1,500 metres.

He has competed at the last three IPC world championships, helping Canada to gold in the 4x400 relay in 2013 and bronze in the same event in 2011. Dupont also placed third at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the 1,500. He competed in four events at the 2012 Paralympics in London. Rio is his second Paralympic Games appearance.

Career highlights

  • 2012  Paralympic  Games.
  • Commonwealth  Games: Bronze medallist in 1,500.
  • Three-time world championship team member: gold in the 4x400 relay in 2013; bronze in the 4x400 relay in 2011.

Courtesy of the Canadian Paralympic Committee