Renee Foessel

Renee Foessel


Renée Foessel was born and raised in Mississauga, Ont. She was first introduced to track and field at age nine. She was born with cerebral palsy that affects one side of her body. 

In 2015, she earned a complete medal set at the Parapan American Games in Toronto. She won gold in the discus, silver in the shot put and bronze in the javelin. Those performances provided a dose of confidence that carried through to the IPC World Championships where she collected a bronze in the discus.


World championship team member in 2011 and 2015… Parapan American Games 2011 and 2015… Youngest Canadian para-athlete at the 2011 IPC World Championships…


Graduate from Humber College and continuing further education…Enjoys attending sporting events, especially Toronto Blue Jays games…Started throwing all three events at age 10.


2015 IPC World Championships discus 3rd

2015 Parapan American Games discus 1st

2015 Parapan American Games shot put 2nd

2015 Parapan American Games javelin 3rd

2011 IPC World Championships javelin 12th

2011 Parapan American Games javelin 4th



2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthleticsDiscus Throw - Womengold
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthleticsShot Put - Womensilver
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsAthleticsJavelin Throw - Womenbronze


Games Sport Event Result
2016 Rio Paralympics Athletics Discus Throw - Women 4
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics Shot Put - Women 2
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics Discus Throw - Women 1
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Athletics Javelin Throw - Women 3
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Athletics Javelin Throw - Women 4