Myriam Adam

Myriam Adam got her first hand cycle at the age of eight, after acquiring a disability through a car accident. She occasionally used it, but it took a bit of time before she realized that she had a real talent in the sport.

In April of 2010, Myriam began competing at the elite level in para-cyling. She competed at the 2010 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships in Baie-Comeau and went home with two silver medals. She won a gold medal at the 2011 Canadian Road Championships. Myriam’s favourite moment in competition is seeing the finish line. For the upcoming Parapan American and Paralympic Games, Myriam is aiming to beat her personal records. She trains four to five times per week.

Myriam is truly passionate about her sport and loves meeting fellow para-cyclists who share the same passion. Her sport allows her to set goals and reach or surpass them. This gives her confidence and only increases her motivation to keep improving. While in rehabilitation, Myriam learned about Chantal Petitclerc and felt inspired. She continues to find inspiration and motivation in Chantal’s successes. She was encouraged by her physiotherapist to get involved in sport, and today Myriam is so glad that she chose to give it a try. Myriam also credits her parents for providing her with tremendous support and encouragement since day one.

Myriam is a student. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the violin, scrapbooking and reading. She also swims and plays basketball recreationally.

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsCycling - RoadHand Cycle - Opengold

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Cycling - Road Time Trial - Hand Cycle - Open 8
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Cycling - Road Hand Cycle - Open 1