Jolan Wong

Jolan Wong

 

Jolan Wong brings international experience to the women’s sitting volleyball team. She was a member of Team Canada at the 2010 World Championships.

That experience proved valuable in 2015 at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. Canada won the bronze medal and earned a berth for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

The Canadian women’s sitting volleyball team will make history in Rio as the first Canadian team (men’s or women’s) to compete in sitting volleyball at a Paralympic Games.

Wong lost a leg due to bone cancer at age 13, but that didn’t deter her from keeping active. She participated in numerous sports through high school, was a para-cyclist and played standing amputee hockey until she was 18, before switching to athletics.

At age 14, she began a four-year standing volleyball career with J.R. Robson Marauders until she got involved with sitting volleyball.

The biggest challenge these days for the mother of two is raising her family with her husband while training, travelling and finding a balance between family and sport.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 Parapan American Games…2010 World Championships

PERSONAL

Studying to be a personal fitness trainer…Would like to work with youth and teach the importance of nutrition and physical fitness…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Parapan American Games 3rd
2010 World Championships 12th

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsVolleyball - SittingSitting Volleyball - Womenbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Volleyball - Sitting Sitting Volleyball - Women 7
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Volleyball - Sitting Sitting Volleyball - Women 3