Quick facts

Birthdate

March 14, 1996

Birthplace

St-Germain de Grantham, QC

Residence

St-Germain de Grantham, QC

Sport

Wheelchair Basketball

Classification

2.5

Experience

Lima 2019

Santiago 2023

Tokyo 2020

Élodie Tessier was part of Canada’s last two major national teams at the end of the 2010s decade: the 2018 world championship squad and the 2019 team that won gold and clinched a berth for the Tokyo Paralympics at the Parapan American Games in Lima.

She made her Paralympic Games debut at Tokyo 2020 and competed at her second world championships in 2023. Canada was fifth at both events.

Tessier was introduced to wheelchair basketball by a school friend. The team spirit exhibited in the sport fits perfectly with Tessier’s bubbly and smiling personality.

An attack-minded athlete, Tessier embraces the competitive nature of wheelchair basketball. Tessier has worked hard to move her way up the competitive ladder of wheelchair sport, and is extremely proud of the opportunity to represent Team Canada. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2020 Paralympic Games… Gold at 2019 Parapan American Games… Bronze at 2019 Canada Winter Games…  2019 CWBL Champion… 2018 and 2023 World Championships… Gold medal at 2017 Americas Cup…  2015 World Junior Championships.

PERSONAL

Born with leg impairment… Has a twin sister Jessica who is a big influence on her life… Business administration student at Arlington University in Texas… Tried wheelchair basketball for the first time in 2010. 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2023 World Championships 5th
  • 2021 Paralympic Games 5th
  • 2019 Parapan American Games 1st 
  • 2018 World Championships 5th