Quick facts

Birthdate

March 27, 1997

Birthplace

St-Clet, QC

Residence

St-Clet, QC

Sport

Wheelchair Basketball

Classification

3.0

Experience

Lima 2019

Santiago 2023

Tokyo 2020

Toronto 2015

Rosalie Lalonde gained valuable experience at the 2019 Parapan Am Games. She averaged nearly 20 minutes a game and helped Canada win gold and qualify for the 2020 Paralympics.

At Tokyo 2020, Lalonde helped Canada to a fifth place finish.

Lalonde was introduced to wheelchair basketball in 2011. At first glance she wanted nothing to do with the sport, but after some strong encouragement from her mother she stuck with it. Now she says wheelchair basketball is the one thing she cannot live without.

She worked diligently to fast track her climb up the wheelchair basketball ranks. She began playing in a mini program in Quebec before going on to compete for the provincial junior team and the women’s provincial team.

She earned roster spots on both the senior women’s national team and Women’s U25 national team in 2015. At the 2016 Paralympic Games, she was the youngest player on Team Canada at age 19.
 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Gold medal at 2019 Parapan Am Games… 2016 and 2020 Paralympic Games… 2016 Wheelchair Basketball Canada Junior Athlete of the Year… 2015 and 2019 Parapan American Games…. Defensive player of the year for the 2017-18 season at University of Alabama. 

PERSONAL

University of Alabama in human development and family sciences. 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

  • 2021 Paralympic Games 5th 
  • 2019 Parapan American Games 1st 
  • 2018 World Championships 5th 
  • 2016 Paralympic Games 5th 
  • 2015 Parapan American Games – Silver