Quick facts

Birthdate

May 22, 1988

Birthplace

Burnaby, B.C.

Residence

Burnaby, B.C.

Sport

Wheelchair Basketball

Amanda Yan was initially recruited to play in a local recreational league by coaches Joe Higgins and Marni Abbott-Peter. After earning most improved player honours in her rookie season, the Burnaby, B.C. native joined the BC Breakers club and helped the team to a national championship title in 2012.

She credits the early morning and late night practices as the catalyst that led to her cracking the senior women’s national team roster in 2013.

Off the basketball court Yan stays active with a range of other sports, including swimming, wheelchair racing, wheelchair tennis, as well as track and field events such as shot put, javelin and discus, and hand cycling.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 Paralympic Games…

PERSONAL

Yan is a versatile athlete, in 2012 she was crowned a national champion in women’s shot put and she placed second in women’s wheelchair tennis (singles and doubles) at the national championship.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2016 Paralympic Games 5th

2014 World Championships – Gold