Sally Thomas

First and foremost, Sally Thomas wants to enjoy the experience of competing at the Beijing 2008
Paralympic Games, and secondly, she wants to place in the top six. At the Athens 2004 Summer
Games, she finished seventh in the women’s 40kg category. 

Currently Canada’s only woman Paralympic powerlifter, she was introduced to the sport in 2000
by her former track coach. 

She began competing competitively in the sport in 2001. In 2003, she was named the Ontario
Wheelchair Sports Association’s Female Athlete of the Year. 

She is the only female certified personal trainer with a disability in Canada, and has coached disabled
athletes in a number of sports.


Games Sport Event Result
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Powerlifting Lightweight (40kg - 56kg) - Women 8
Games Sport Event Result
2004 Athens Paralympics Powerlifting 40kg - Women 7