Quick facts

Birthdate

September 16, 1983

Birthplace

Calgary, AB

Residence

Calgary, AB

Sport

Wheelchair Basketball

Classification

1.5

Experience

Lima 2019

London 2012

Santiago 2023

Tokyo 2020

Toronto 2015

Chad Jassman is now an established veteran on the national team. He has competed at three Paralympic Games, three world championships, and three Parapan American Games since 2010. 

He grew up with a love for sports. That passion led him to take up wheelchair basketball after he broke his back in a car accident in 2004. 

After a year and a half of developing his skills and competing for the Calgary Grizzlies, his local club team, Jassman decided to try out for Team Canada. He missed the cut two years in a row, but with hard work and perseverance he ultimately earned a roster spot on the National Team in 2009. He was part of Canada’s gold medal winning team in his debut Paralympic Games at London 2012. 
 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

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

PERSONAL

Before accident in 2004, he studied aviation at Medicine Hat College and successfully earned his commercial pilot license. He continues to fly planes and gliders recreationally in his spare time. He paid for his school by giving snowboard lessons. Was the Medicine Hat Tigers hockey team feline mascot… Played wheelchair basketball professionally in Germany… 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2023 World Championships 6th
  • 2021 Paralympic Games 8th
  • 2019 Parapan American 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
     

Paralympic Medals

1