Quick facts

Birthdate

March 1, 1996

Hometown

Lasalle, QC

Residence

Boisbriand, QC

Sport

Wheelchair Rugby

Classification

2.0

Experience

Santiago 2023

Tokyo 2020

Paris 2024

At the age of 17, Anthony Létourneau became a quadriplegic as a result of a hockey accident. He was introduced to wheelchair rugby in September 2014. Following a few practices, he quickly became hooked on the physical and tactical aspects of the sport, which he found to be quite similar to hockey. He decided to commit himself to wheelchair rugby, by getting himself a rugby wheelchair and joining a club team.

Fast-forward three years and through determination and perseverance, he achieved a place on the Canadian national team. He then made his international debut in 2017 and in 2018 competed at the world championships. He was one of three players with no Paralympic Games experience that helped Canada qualify for Tokyo 2020 at a last chance tournament in March 2020.

He made his Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020. He scored seven tries through four games. He was a member of Canada’s silver medal winning teams at the 2023 Parapan American Games and 2024 Paralympic Games qualifying tournament.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2023 Parapan American Games… 2020 Paralympic Games… 2018 and 2022 World Championships…

PERSONAL

In 2013, he was injured in a routine hockey play when he fell into the boards head-first…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2023 Parapan American Games 2nd

2022 World Championships 5th

2022 Americas Championships 2nd

2021 Paralympic Games 5th

2018 World Championships 6th

2017 Americas Championships 2nd