Patrick Anderson

Considered one of the best wheelchair basketball players in the world, Patrick Anderson’s talents on and off the court have made him a great role model and ambassador for the sport.
When Anderson was nine he was struck by a drunk driver and lost both his legs above the knee. His natural athletic ability and tenacity transferred to the basketball court where he earned a scholarship to the University of Illinois. He joined the Canadian national team in 1997.
Using his exceptional talents and unmistakable style, Anderson led the Canadian junior team to World Championship gold in 1997 and 2001, and was named MVP in both tournaments. He was a member of the senior team that won gold at the 2006 world championship and bronze at the 1998 and 2002 Gold Cup World world Championshipschampionships.
Anderson helped Canada win back-to-back Paralympic gold medals in Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 and a silver medal in Beijing in 2008. He also was a member of the team that won a silver medal at the 2007 Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and bronze at the 2011 Parapan Ams in Guadalajara, Mexico.
In 2004 Anderson was named the MVP of the Australian National Wheelchair Basketball League. His team in Germany, RSV Lahn-Dill, also won three consecutive European Champions Cups from 2004 to 2006.

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2012 London ParalympicsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Mengold
2004 Athens ParalympicsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Mengold
2000 Sydney ParalympicsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Mengold
2008 Beijing ParalympicsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Mensilver
2007 Rio Parapan AmsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Mensilver
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 1
2008 Beijing Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 2
2004 Athens Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 1
2000 Sydney Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 1
Games Sport Event Result
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 3
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Men 2