Jamey Jewells

Jamey Jewells

 

Jamey Jewells was first introduced to wheelchair basketball by an occupational therapist in 2007. A competitive and determined athlete, she took to the sport and her passion for the game continues to flourish to this day.

Jewells loves the fast-paced, aggressive, and hard-hitting style of play of wheelchair basketball. A strong team player, she works hard both on and off the court to develop her skills and her reputation as a threat on both sides of the ball.

She split playing time between both the Nova Scotia Flying Wheels and Nova Scotia’s Provincial Junior Team, and she helped lead her province to a fifth place finish at the 2011 Canada Games, marking Nova Scotia’s best-ever performance at the competition.

In 2011, she took her game overseas to join the Trier Dolphins, a semi-professional club team based in Germany.

Jewells believes representing Canada at any level is a very satisfying experience. While the opportunity to play for the Sr. National Team is a personal honour, she knows her family and friends are also proud of her accomplishments.

Jewells made her National Team debut at the 2011 Osaka Cup and captured a bronze medal. She also represented Canada at the first-ever Women's U25 World Championships in St. Catharines, Ontario, where she was named a tournament all-star. In 2012, she competed at her first Paralympic Games in London, England.

Jewells says she pushes herself to new levels each and every day, living by a motto her father told her when she began playing wheelchair basketball – “When someone gives you limits, you go past them.”

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 – 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada (Team Canada)… 2014 - Won Gold at the World Championship in Toronto, Ont. (Team Canada)... 2012 - 6th place at Paralympic Games in London, England (Team Canada)... 2011 - 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico (Team Canada)… 2011 -  4th place at Women’s U25 World Championship & named All-Star in St. Catharines, ON (Team Canada – U25)… 2011 - named Ricoh Sport Award for Female Team Athlete of the Year

PERSONAL

Married to Men’s National Team member Adam Lancia… Jewells plans to become a social worker, which would allow her to give back to her community. Her inspiration for this goal stems from personal experience, after a social worker helped her recover from a car accident in 2003.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Toronto Parapan American Games – Silver

2014 World Championships – Gold

2012 London Paralympic Games – 6th

2011 Guadalajara Parapan American Games - Silver

2011 U25 Women’s World Championship – 4th  

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Womensilver
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Womensilver

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Women 5
2012 London Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Women 6
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Women 2
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Women 2