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April 23, 1988


Whitehorse, YT


Whitehorse, YT


Para Athletics




Tokyo 2020

Toronto 2015

After a disappointing performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where she was unable to finish her race in the 1500m, Jessica Frotten bounced back with a triple medal perfomance at the Swiss Grand Prix. The T53 wheelchair racer took silver in the 400m and bronze medals in the 200m and 800m. 

She was a member of the Canadian team at the 2015 and 2017 IPC World Championships posting five top-10 results. She made her international debut at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto earning bronze medals in the 100-m and 400-m.

Frotten was diagnosed with a spinal cord injury following a car accident in 2009. She would soon pursue a career in wheelchair racing.

She began attending track meets and participating in different races, like the Dogwood Track and Field Meet in May 2013 in British Columbia at the University of Victoria and won gold in the 400-m and 1500-m races. 


2017 and 2015 IPC World Championships… 2015 two bronze medals at Parapan American Games… 2013 Canada Summer Games bronze in 200m, 400m, 1500m


Born and raised in Whitehorse…  Always active and enjoyed the outdoors.  First got involved in track in 2013… She recently was one of the athletes who supported the CPC’s partnership with The Great Trail and AccessNow, and helped map the accessibility of the Wascana Valley Trails in Regina 


  • 2018 Swiss Grand Prix 400m 2nd
  • 2018 Swiss Grand Prix 200m 3rd
  • 2018 Swiss Grand Prix 800m 3rd
  • 2018 Commonwealth Games 1500m DNF
  • 2017 IPC World Championships 200m 6th
  • 2017 IPC World Championships 800m 7th
  • 2017 IPC World Championships 100m 9th
  • 2015 IPC World Championships 200m 7th
  • 2015 IPC World Championships 100m 8th
  • 2015 IPC World Championships 400m 11th
  • 2015 Parapan American Games 100m 3rd
  • 2015 Parapan American Games 400m 3rd
  • 2015 Parapan American Games 800m 4th