Rob “Robo” Cox has always had a love for all sport but began focus on the sport of Archery back in 2002. In the ensuing years, Rob was faced with many major operations that kept him away from the sport he loved. After years of on-going rehabilitation, he returned to competition and went on to win numerous medals at the National and international levels, including gold at the Canadian Indoor Championships...
Furthermore, Rob has represented Canada at the World Games in Korea where he took home a bronze and at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. The holder of 4-Canadian Archery records and a Paralympian from the 2012 games in London, Rob recently came home with a gold medal this past summer from a competition in the Czech Republic, and he is currently training with the hopes of representing Canada at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil. When Rob is not training or competing in Archery he works in law enforcement in Winnipeg and loves to play Sledge Hockey. Rob has had to overcome a lot to get where he is today, but this did not stop him from reaching for his dreams. He is here to share his story with us and inspire us to achieve our dreams.
Languages spoken: English
Birthplace: St. John's, NL
Current city: Winnipeg, MB
Sport: Archery, Sledge Hockey
Favourite Food: Chicken
Favourite Colour: Red and Black
What is your single greatest achievement as an athlete?
Making the 2008 Para-Oylimpic Program.
What is your single greatest achievement outside of sports?
Learning sign language.
What's your favourite quote or statement?
"A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Who was your role model when you were young?
My grandfather because, no matter what I did, he aways believed in me.
English Biography: Download PDF
I expected to have the athlete simply present on his sport, but I was happy that he was interactive and engaging. Rob (Cox) was both amusing and inspiring, keeping the students interest for well over an hour.
Derek Kolowca, Teacher – St. Gerard School, Winnipeg MB