Quick facts

Birthdate

November 21, 1976

Birthplace

Montreal, QC

Residence

Montreal, QC

Sport

Wheelchair Basketball

Experience

Beijing 2008

Lima 2019

London 2012

Toronto 2015

David Eng is a leader on and off the basketball court. His passion for the sport is undeniable and he is well known for his vocal, aggressive style of play and his ability to make the players around him better.

At the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima he helped Canada win the silver medal and earn a berth in the 2020 Paralympics. If Eng goes to Tokyo it will be his fifth career Paralympics.

In 2018, Eng was named MVP of Tier 1 at the 2018 CWBL National Championship in Martensville, Sask. while leading the Gladiateurs de Laval to a 1st place finish. A few weeks later he competed at the world championships in Hamburg. He also placed first at the 2018 NWBA National Championship (Div 1) with the New York Rollin Knicks and was named an all-star.

At the 2016 Paralympic Games he was named Canada’s flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony.

Eng discovered wheelchair basketball as a kid thanks to his uncle Gérald Brulé, a former member of the Men’s National Team. Eng started playing the sport recreationally in 1989 with the Gladiateurs de Laval, a local club team near his hometown of Montreal.

In 2004, Eng earned a full-time roster spot with Team Canada. He enjoyed a successful rookie season with the National Team en route to a gold medal at the Paralympic Games in Athens. Since then he has gone on to capture numerous medals and individual accolades while representing Canada, including a 2006 World Championship title, a Paralympic silver medal in 2008 and another Paralympic gold medal in 2012.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 Paralympic Games… 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019 Parapan American Games… Wheelchair Basketball Canada Male Athlete of the Year (2012, 2015, 2017)

PERSONAL

He earned a B.A. in Kinesiology at the University of Texas in Arlington.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2019 Parapan American Games – Silver
  • 2018 World Championships – 11th
  • 2016 Paralympic Games – 12th
  • 2015 Parapan American Games – Silver
  • 2012 Paralympic Games – Gold
  • 2011 Parapan American Games – Bronze
  • 2010 World Championships – 7th
  • 2008 Paralympic Games – Silver
  • 2007 Parapan American Games – Silver
  • 2006 World Championships – Gold
  • 2004 Paralympic Games – Gold
  • 2003 Parapan American Games – Gold

Paralympic Medals

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