Pamela LeJean

Pamela LeJean

Pamela LeJean has emerged as one of Canada’s best throwers in para-athletics over the past couple of years and 2015 was her breakthrough season despite some nagging injuries. At the Parapan American Games in Toronto she collected gold in the shotput and bronze in the javelin. A few weeks later at the 2015 IPC World Championships, she notched a silver in the shotput.

Two years earlier at the 2013 worlds in Lyon, she emerged on the international scene in spectacular fashion with bronze in shotput and fifth in javelin.

LeJean had previously played wheelchair basketball, but was forced to stop due to recurring tendinitis in her shoulders. She took up para-athletics after the sport was suggested to her by her strength coach. She began athletics in 2013 at the Valley Athletics Academy in Kentville, N.S.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 gold and bronze medallist at Paranpan American Games and silver medallist IPC World Championships… 2013 bronze medallist at IPC World Championships… Canadian Record holder for the F53 javelin, shotput and discus.

PERSONAL

Injured spinal cord at age 17 in a car accident in 2002… Credits her family in her successful rehabilitation… She played basketball and rugby and was a swimmer before her accident…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Parapan Am Games 1st shotput

2015 Parapan Am Games 3rd javelin

2015 IPC World Championships 2nd shotput

2013 IPC World Championships 3rd shotput

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthleticsShot Put - Womengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthleticsJavelin Throw - Womenbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics Shot Put - Women 1
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics Javelin Throw - Women 3