Wheelchair basketball


Toronto, ON


Adam Lancia began shooting hoops in 1989 after discovering wheelchair basketball at Variety Village, a local community centre in Toronto. He grew up playing with the Variety Village club and ultimately made his way to the Canadian national team.

Lancia made his Team Canada debut in 1997 at the inaugural Junior Men’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Toronto. Canada won the gold medal and successfully defended their title in 2001.

He joined the Sr. Men’s National Team in May 2001, and would eventually help Canada claim gold at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens and 2012 Paralympic Games in London, as well as silver at the Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008.

He retired in 2017.


2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 Paralympic Games… 2003, 2007, 20011, 2015 Parapan American Games… 2002, 2006, 2010 World Championships



Married to Women’s National Team Athlete Jamey Jewells… Lancia has a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois and completed the Prosthetics and Orthotics Technician program at George Brown College in Toronto.



2016 Paralympic Games 11th

2015 Toronto Parapan American Games – Silver

2012 London Paralympic Games – Gold

2011 Guadalajara Parapan American Games - Bronze

2010 World Championships – 7th

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games – Silver

2007 Rio de Janeiro Parapan American Games – Silver

2006 World Championships – Gold

2004 Athens Paralympic Games – Gold

2003 Mar del Plata Parapan American Games – Gold

2002 World Championships - Bronze

Year Type
Host City
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 Summer
London, England
1 gold medals

1 gold medals

2008 Summer
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Beijing, China
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

2004 Summer
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Athens, Greece
1 gold medals

1 gold medals