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Stephanie wearing a gold medal

Stephanie Chan

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para Table Tennis

Hometown

Vancouver, BC

Chim-Hing (Stephanie) Chan earned her ticket to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in August 2015 when she won the gold medal in women’s class 7 singles at the Parapan American Games in Toronto.

In Rio, she won two of her three matches in the preliminary round to advance to the semifinals. She lost the bronze medal match and placed fourth. Chan was third at the 2017 Pan Am Championships and in 2018 competed at the Commonwealth Games.

Chan’s win in Toronto wasn’t her only historic victory in 2015. Chan joined forces with Turkey’s Kubra Ocsoy to take gold in the team event at the 2015 Bayreuth Open in Germany and become the first Canadian to win an event on the top European circuit. She added a bronze in singles.

Having had a personal interest in the sport since she was a child, Chan decided to take up table tennis to keep active. The feeling of defeating challenging opponents is what feeds Chan’s desire to compete and reach higher levels. She credits her success to her hard work and positive attitude.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 Parapan am Games
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Toronto, Canada
1
2011 Parapan am Games
Guadalajara, Mexico
1
2007 Parapan am Games
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1
1

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 Paralympic Games… 2007, 2011, 2015 Parapan Am Games…Four-time Parapan American Games medallist.

 

PERSONAL

When Chan is not playing table tennis, she enjoys swimming, cooking and spending time with her family… She is married with one son… Chan acquired her disability at age four, but only began playing table tennis at the age of 44.

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2016 Paralympic Games 4th singles

2015 Parapan American Games 1st singles

2015 Bayreuth Open 1st team

2015 Bayreuth Open 3rd singles

2011 Parapan Am Games 2nd singles

2007 Parapan Am Games 2nd singles

2007 Parapan Am Games 3rd open