Quick facts

Birthdate

November 12, 1984

Birthplace

Cape Breton, NS

Residence

Cape Breton, NS

Sport

Para Athletics

Experience

Rio 2016

Toronto 2015

Pam LeJean has emerged as one of Canada’s best throwers in Para athletics over the past couple of years. 2015 was her breakthrough season despite some nagging injuries. At the Toronto Parapan American Games, she collected gold in the shotput and bronze in the javelin. A few weeks later at the 2015 IPC World Championships, she notched a silver in the shotput.

She just missed the podium at the 2016 Paralympic Games and 2017 World Championships.

LeJean emerged on the international scene in spectacular fashion at the 2013 worlds with bronze in shotput and fifth in javelin.

LeJean had previously played wheelchair basketball, but was forced to stop due to recurring tendinitis in her shoulders. She took up Para athletics after on a suggestion from her strength coach. LeJean began Para athletics in 2013 at the Valley Athletics Academy in Kentville, N.S.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 Paralympic Games… 2015 Parapan American Games… 2013, 2015, 2017 IPC World Championships

PERSONAL

Injured spinal cord at age 17 in a car accident…Credits her family in her successful rehabilitation… She played basketball and rugby and was a swimmer before her accident…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2017 IPC World Championships shotput 5th
  • 2016 Paralympic Games shotput 4th
  • 2015 Parapan Am Games shotput 1st
  • 2015 Parapan Am Games javelin 3rd
  • 2015 IPC World Championships shotput 2nd
  • 2013 IPC World Championships shotput 3rd