Quick facts

Birthdate

January 5, 1980

Birthplace

Wonowon BC

Residence

Wonowon BC

Sport

Wheelchair Basketball

Classification

2.5

Experience

Beijing 2008

Lima 2019

Santiago 2023

Tokyo 2020

Toronto 2015

Bo Hedges was once again a leader on and off the court for Canada at the 2019 Parapan Am Games. He averaged more than 10 points and 31 minutes of playing time as Canada won the silver medal to qualify for the Tokyo Paralympics.

At his fourth Paralympics in Tokyo, Canada placed eighth and his third worlds in 2023 Canada improved to sixth. Later in 2023 he helped Canada to bronze at the 2023 Parapan American Games.

He first discovered wheelchair basketball at the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver, B.C. He later witnessed a demonstration game in his native Fort St. John, prompting him to form a local club team of his own. He began playing wheelchair basketball competitively in 1996 and has since become a key component of the Canadian national program, as well as a powerhouse British Columbia provincial team.

Hedges got his first taste of international competition with stints for Team Canada at the world junior championships in 1997 and 2001, at which the Canucks won back-to-back gold medals. He secured a roster spot on the Sr. Men’s National Team in 2007 and captured a silver medal at the Paralympic Games in 2008. Four years later, he won Paralympic gold at London 2012.

Hedges’s commitment to the sport extends beyond the court. He is an active volunteer, coach and role model in his home province and he is always eager to give back to the sport and his community.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2008, 2012, 2016, 2020 Paralympic Games… 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019, 2023 Parapan American Games

PERSONAL

Has a Master of Education from the University of Alabama and business marketing from UBC…  Hedges’s family has a cattle ranch in northern British Columbia, near Wonowon…. AthletesCan Board Member from 2017-2023… Injured at age 13 when he fell off a tree while vacationing in Ontario.  Fractured the T12 and the L1 vertebrae….

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2023 Parapan American Games – 3rd

2023 World Championships – 6th

2021 Paralympic Games – 8th

2019 Parapan Am Games – 2nd 

2018 World Championships – 12th

2016 Paralympic Games – 11th 

2015 Toronto Parapan American Games – Silver

2012 London Paralympic Games – Gold

2011 Guadalajara Parapan American Games – Bronze

2010 World Championships – 7th 

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games – Silver

2007 Rio de Janeiro Parapan American Games – Silver

Paralympic Medals

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