Garett Hickling (born September 18, 1970) is a Canadian wheelchair rugby player. He is on the Canada national wheelchair rugby team and has been voted most valuable player at several World Championships (1995-1998-2002). He has a Gold medal from the 2002 World Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, a silver medal from the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, and a bronze medal from 2008 in Beijing. He was the Canadian flag-bearer at the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Paralympics. He has competed in every Paralympics that included his sport, representing Canada five times.
|Date of birth||18 September 1970|
|Place of birth||Mica Creek, BC|
|Height||6 ft (183 cm)|
|Occupation(s)||full time athlete, former computer technician and machinist|
Hickling broke his neck at age 16 in 1987. He and two friends were hiking an unfamiliar B.C. trail at night when they fell off a cliff; one of the friends died. About five years later, Hickling took up wheelchair rugby.
- Athlete Profile - Garett Hickling Archived 2011-10-06 at the Wayback Machine, Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association (CWSA), 2006
- "Garett Hickling". Paralympic.org. International Paralympic Committee.
- "Wheelchair rugby player Hickling named Canada's flag bearer at Paralympics". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. August 26, 2012. Archived from the original on August 28, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- "Wheelchair rugby player Hickling named Canada's flag bearer at Paralympics". CBC Sports. The Canadian Press. August 26, 2012. Archived from the original on August 28, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- Garett Hickling at the International Paralympic Committee
- Push 2010WWRC Commercial at the 2010WWRC's YouTube channel