Tamara Steeves discovered wheelchair basketball in 2008 and immediately fell in love with the sport. She soon joined a local club team and dedicated countless hours to honing her skills on the court.
The native of Etobicoke, Ont. thrives on the competitiveness of the game. With that competitive spirit, Steeves worked her way up the wheelchair basketball ranks.
In 2011, she landed a roster spot on Canada’s first-ever Women’s U25 National Team. She followed up that feat with a silver medal performance at the 2011 Canada Games as a member of Team Ontario. She made her international debut with Team Canada at the 2011 Osaka Cup, where the squad captured a bronze medal.
Steeves landed a roster spot on the Senior Women’s National Team the following year. As a rookie on the team, she competed at her first Paralympic Games in London, England in 2012.
Off the basketball court, Steeves enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading books, and catching the latest movies. She considers the opportunity to represent Canada to be a tremendous honour.
2015 – 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada (Team Canada)… 2014 - 1st place at the World Championship in Toronto, Ont. (Team Canada)... 2012 – 6th place at the London Paralympic Games (Team Canada)… 2011 – 4th place at Women’s U25 World Championship (Team Canada)…
Her role models are her mother, her grandmother and Canadian icon Terry Fox.
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2015 Toronto Parapan American Games – Silver
2014 World Championships – Gold
2012 London Paralympic Games – 6th
2011 U25 Women’s World Championship – 4th
2012 London Paralympics
Wheelchair Basketball - Women