Quick facts

Birthdate

January 19, 1989

Hometown

Montreal

Residence

Montreal

Sport

Wheelchair Basketball

Experience

Santiago 2023

Paris 2024

Sofia Fassi-Fehri grew up in Morocco. She lived for two years in Moncton, N.B., as a youngster, did her high school in Morocco and then permanently moved to Montreal at age 18.

Fassi-Fehri was injured in 2013 as a passenger on a motorcycle. She was paralyzed from the chest down, and also had paralysis in her right shoulder.

Wheelchair basketball was part of Fassi-Fehri’s rehabilitation. Eventually she started attending camps and in 2022 was asked to attend a national team camp. She won gold at her first Americas Cup just 3 months after joining the national wheelchair basketball team.

She made the world championship debut in 2023 with Canada placing fifth. Fassi-Fehri was also at the Parapan Ams later in 2023 and the Paralympic Games qualifier in April 2024.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2023 Parapan American Games…

PERSONAL

In 2013, graduated with a Bachelor in chemical engineering from l’École Polytechnique Montréal…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2023 Parapan American Games 2nd