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Cindy Ouellet



Para Nordic


Quebec City, QC

Cindy Ouellet is already an impact Paralympic athlete on the wheelchair basketball court. She has competed at three Paralympic Games and three Parapan Am Games. Now she will become one the world’s few athletes to compete at both a Winter and Summer Paralympic Games when she makes her debut in PyeongChang in Para nordic skiing.

She is also working hard to make her mark for people with disabilities off the field of play as well. The Team Canada member graduated in exercise science, earned a Masters in exercise physiology and played wheelchair basketball for the University of Alabama. She received an academic scholarship and is currently studying for a doctorate at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in bio-medical engineering. Her ambition is to do research for prosthesis for amputees and work in neuromuscular technology and nanotechnology.

Ouellet was looking for a challenge when she was introduced to wheelchair basketball by a physiotherapist in 2005. A natural athlete, she was already swimming and participating in track when she made the transition to the court.

Year Type
Host City
2018 Winter
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Pyeongchang, South Korea
2008 Summer
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Beijing, China
2012 Summer
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London, England
2016 Summer
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Silver medals at 2007, 2011, 2015 Parapan American Games… 2014 gold at world championships in Toronto… 2008, 2012, 2016 Paralympic Games… named Wheelchair Basketball Canada Female Athlete of the Year…



Diagnosed with bone cancer at age 12…Went through 28 chemotherapy cycles… Trained and competed in cross-fit in her wheelchair…


2017-18 World Cup – Canmore – Middle distance – cross-country 18

2017-18 World Cup – Canmore – Sprint – cross-country 18th



2016 Paralympic Games 5th

2015 Parapan American Games 2nd

2014 World Championships 1st

2012 Paralympic Games 6th

2010 World Championships 3rd

2011 Parapan Am Games 2nd

2008 Paralympic Games 5th

2007 Parapan Am Games 2nd