Quick facts

Birthdate

July 2, 1981

Birthplace

Quebec City, QC

Residence

Quebec City, QC

Sport

Wheelchair Rugby

Classification

3.0

Experience

Beijing 2008

Tokyo 2020

Toronto 2015

London 2012

Fabien Lavoie began playing wheelchair rugby when he was still at a rehabilitation hospital following his spinal cord injury. Even though he was still in a halo and neck brace, he wasn’t scared of contact. He fell out of his wheelchair – much to the horror of the doctors and nurses – and was hooked. Just two years after his spinal cord injury, he was named as an alternate. The next year, he made the national team.

Since 2002, Lavoie has provided hard hits and passion to Team Canada. In the years he’s been on the team, he’s captured two Paralympic silver medals, a Paralympic bronze medal, a World Championship silver medal, a World Championship bronze medal, a gold medal at the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 Paralympic Games… 2015 Parapan American Games… 

PERSONAL

Lavoie is the oldest of five children. 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2018 World Championships 6th 
  • 2016 Paralympic Games 4th 
  • 2015 Parapan American Games 1st
  • 2014 World Championships 2nd
  • 2012 Paralympic Games 2nd
  • 2008 Paralympic Games 3rd
  • 2006 World Championships 3rd
  • 2004 Paralympic Games 2nd

Paralympic Medals

2

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