Miranda Biletski

Miranda Biletski

 

Before she was injured in a diving accident in June 2005, Miranda Biletski swam and played water polo competitively. While she was in a rehabilitation hospital after her accident, she saw the documentary “Murderball,” which had just been released. Biletski was hooked right there. She made her Team Canada debut at the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships and made the team again for the 2014 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships.

Biletski is currently the only woman on Team Canada and is one of only a handful of women to play the sport at an elite level worldwide. At the 2014 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships, she became the first woman to play in a gold medal game at a World Championships. Now, she’s training hard for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, where she hopes to become the first woman to win a Paralympic gold medal in wheelchair rugby.

This year, Biletski traded the Saskatchewan cold weather for balmy Victoria. She attended Camosun College and has just transferred to the University of Victoria, where she plans to attain a BA in Health and Recreation.