Quick facts

Birthdate

January 20, 1990

Hometown

Vermilion, AB and Pembroke, ON

Residence

Vermilion, AB and Pembroke, ON

Sport

Sitting Volleyball

Experience

Lima 2019

Rio 2016

Tokyo 2020

Toronto 2015

Paris 2024

Jolan Wong has been a national team member since 2008.

She competed at the 2016 and 2020 Paralympic Games and the last two world championships eanring silver in 2022. At the 2019 Parapan American Games she was named Best Receiver as Canada won the bronze medal. She was named “Best Libero” at the World ParaVolley final Paralympic qualification tournament in Halifax in 2020.

Wong played a variety of sports at a younger age but has always had a passion for volleyball. At the age of 13 Wong lost her right leg to bone cancer.

In her final year of high school at J.R. Robson in Vermillion, AB her standing volleyball coach reached out to Volleyball Canada to see if she would be eligible to try out for the sitting volleyball team. The women’s sitting volleyball program was just beginning in Canada. She tried out for the squad, fell in love with the sport and has played ever since.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016, 2020 Paralympic Games… 2011, 2015, 2019 Parapan American Games.. 2018, 2022 World Championships…  In 2020 she was named ParaSport Ontario’s Female Athlete of the Year

PERSONAL

Mother to two children… ParaSport Ontario athlete ambassador… Studied personal training at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology… Took her volleyball coaching certificate…

  • 2022 World Championships – 2nd
  • 2020 Paralympic Games – 4th
  • 2019 Parapan Am Games – 3rd
  • 2018 World Championships – 7th
  • 2016 Paralympic Games – 7th
  • 2015 Parapan Am Games – 3rd
  • 2010 World Championships – 12th