Hal Merrill
Paralympian – shot put, discus, javelin

He competed in three Paralympic Games in the early years of Paralympic/Wheelchair Sports (the term used early in his day), 1992, 1996, 2000. Over these competitions he won three bronze Paralympic medals, two in Barcelona 1992 and one in Atlanta 1996. He captured 12 other medals from various international competitions and broke 3 World records over his career. He was a 10-year member of the National Paralympic Team and blazed an integral early trail for all NB Paralympic athletes to follow. He was named Sport NB Male Athlete of the Year on two occasions.