Yuka Chokyu

 

Yuka Chokyu brings a wealth of experience to the Canadian wheelchair tennis team. The three-time Paralympian is excited about playing at her first Parapan American Games in Toronto and she is certainly determined to win a medal. ”If you don’t think about it, you don’t even have a chance to get it.”

She has enjoyed many great moments in her career. Among her proudest was reaching the semis at the NEC Singles Masters in 1998 as well as being a member of Canada’s bronze medal winning squad at the 1999 World Team Cup.

She started playing wheelchair tennis in the 1990’s after a car accident left her a paraplegic. She struggled at first but thanks to a persistent coach and gradual improvement she loved the sport.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Three-time Paralympian (2000, 2004, 2008)…11-time women’s national champion…12-time World Cup team member… Highest world rankings: 3rd in doubles and 6th in singles…

PERSONAL

Moved to Canada from Japan in 1989…Injured in car accident in 1990…Graduated from Douglas College with General Business Diploma in 1994…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2008 Paralympic Games Singles round of 32
2004 Paralympic Games Singles round of 16
2004 Paralympic Games Doubles round of 16
2000 Paralympic Games Singles round of 16
2000 Paralympic Games Doubles quarterfinals

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Wheelchair Tennis Singles - Women 5
Games Sport Event Result
2008 Beijing Paralympics Wheelchair Tennis Singles - Women 17