Quick facts

Birthdate

September 1, 1982

Birthplace

London, ON

Residence

London, ON

Sport

Wheelchair Basketball

Experience

Beijing 2008

Toronto 2015

Darda Sales first made her mark in the sporting world as a Paralympic gold and silver medallist and world record holder in Para swimming. A dynamic athlete, it wasn’t until her career in the pool was winding down that she considered taking up another sport.

In 2009, Sales was on the lookout for a new challenge and the next chapter in her athletic career began after friends invited her to a local pick-up game of wheelchair basketball. She quickly became a big fan of the fast-paced, physical nature of the sport and went on to compete for Team Ontario at the women’s national championships.

Invites to try out for the national team soon followed and Sales earned a spot on the Senior Women’s National Team in 2014.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2000, 2004, 2008, 2016 Paralympic Games… Parapan American Games 2015

PERSONAL

Off the basketball court, Sales enjoys reading, singing and spending time with her three children.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS (WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL)

  • 2016 Paralympic Games 5th
  • 2015 Parapan American Games – Silver
  • 2014 World Championships – Gold