[MEDAL ALERT] Lisa DeJong wins Canada’s first-ever Paralympic medal in Para snowboard

Canadian Paralympic Committee

March 07, 2022

Takes historic silver in Games debut


BEIJING – Lisa DeJong of Biggar, Sask. made history Monday as she became the first Canadian to win a medal in Para snowboarding at the Paralympic Winter Games.

DeJong was also second in her quarterfinal and semifinal before following winner Cecile Hernandez of France to the finish line. Brenna Huckaby of the U.S. was third. Sandrine Hamel of Saint-Sauveur, Que. was fourth in the small final for eighth overall.

It was the Games debut for the 32-year-old DeJong, a mother of two young daughters. She had become a medal contender this season with strong results on the World Cup circuit and three medals at the world championships in January.

Para snowboard became a Paralympic sport in 2014. Michelle Salt’s fourth in 2014 was Canada’s previous best at the Games.

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