Katelyn Wright

Katelyn Wright


Hard work and dedication earned Katelyn Wright a spot on the Canadian women’s sitting volleyball team for the Parapan American Games in Toronto. At the Games, she scored six service aces and helped Canada to the bronze medal and a berth at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

The Canadian women’s sitting volleyball team will make history in Rio as the first Canadian team (men’s or women’s) to compete in sitting volleyball at a Paralympic Games.

Wright had her right leg amputated at age 13 due to an infection. It was through a friendship with sitting volleyball teammate Jolan Wong that Wright eventually made her way to the national team in 2014 after doctors cleared her for high performance sport.


2015 Parapan American Games…


Works at AGAT Laboratories in Edmonton as a logistics coordinator…


2015 Parapan American Games 3rd



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