Quick facts

Birthdate

July 10, 1984

Birthplace

St-Léonard, NB

Residence

St-Léonard, NB

Sport

Para Badminton

Experience

Lima 2019

Santiago 2023

Bernard Lapointe made a strong Parapan American Games debut in 2019 earning a bronze medal in men’s WH1-2 doubles with then partner Richard Peter. 

Lapointe batttled shoulder problems and underwent surgery missing the entire 2022 season.

He has been an avid sportsman his entire life. Even an unfortunate accident 10 years ago which left him an incomplete paraplegic couldn’t keep him from continuing to strive for excellence on the playing field.

Lapointe played badminton in high school but only took up the wheelchair version of the sport in 2016. He was already a nationally ranked wheelchair tennis player and also played Para ice hockey in the winter.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Bronze medal in men’s doubles with Richard Peter at 2019 Parapan American Games… three bronze medals at the 2018 Pan Am Championships in Lima.

PERSONAL
Lapointe was injured in an ATV accident permanently injuring one leg. His spinal cord was pinched but not severed.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2019 Parapan American Games – Doubles – 3rd
2018 Pan Am Championships – Singles – 3rd
2018 Pan Am Championships – Doubles – 3rd
2018 Pan Am Championships – Mixed doubles – 3rd
2016 Pan Am Championships – Singles – 2nd