Quick facts

Birthdate

August 23, 1989

Birthplace

Donkin, NS

Residence

Donkin, NS

Sport

Wheelchair Basketball

Experience

Toronto 2015

Jamey Jewells was first introduced to wheelchair basketball by an occupational therapist in 2007.

She split playing time between both the Nova Scotia Flying Wheels and Nova Scotia’s Provincial Junior Team, and she helped lead her province to a fifth place finish at the 2011 Canada Games, marking Nova Scotia’s best-ever performance at the competition.

Jewells made her National Team debut at the 2011 Osaka Cup and captured a bronze medal. She also represented Canada at the first-ever Women’s U25 World Championships in St. Catharines, Ontario, where she was named a tournament all-star. In 2012, she competed at her first Paralympic Games in London, England.

She retired after the 2016 Paralympic Games.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games… 2011 and 2015 Parapan American Games

PERSONAL

Married to Men’s National Team member Adam Lancia… Jewells plans to become a social worker, which would allow her to give back to her community. Her inspiration for this goal stems from personal experience, after a social worker helped her recover from a car accident in 2003.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2016 Paralympic Games 5th

2015 Toronto Parapan American Games – Silver

2014 World Championships – Gold

2012 London Paralympic Games – 6th

2011 Guadalajara Parapan American Games – Silver

2011 U25 Women’s World Championship – 4th