Name: Kevin Mather
Sport: Archery
Discipline(s): Recurve Archery
Event(s): Recurve Open
Classification: W2
DOB: 8/25/1982
Hometown: Santa Clarita, Calif.
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian, one-time Paralympic medalist (gold)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold (Individual Recurve Open)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – silver (Team)
  • Years of participation: 2017
  • Medals: 1 (1 silver)
  • Silver – 2017 (Team)
Personal: He is a former Ironman triathlete and member of the U.S. Paralympic alpine skiing team. ...In July of 2009, Mather was on a training ride in the foothills of Los Angeles with a group of friends when he was hit by a truck...Won the wheelchair division of the Los Angeles Marathon in 2012 and qualified for the 2012 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, where he finished second, covering 140.2 miles in 12 hours, 36 minutes and 16 seconds...Shot a bow for a year when he was growing up and picked one up again when a fellow volunteer at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado told him he was going shooting...Decided to get serious about archery in May of 2017...He loves all shotgun sports (sporting clays, trap, skeet)...Enjoys hanging out with friends, BBQing, and nights out on the town...Earned his pilot ratings after his injury in 2009 and tries to fly as much as possible to look at the Rocky Mountains...Started with gliders and eventually added a power rating and bought his