Birthdate

Sport(s)

Wheelchair basketball

Hometown

Wonowon BC

Classification

2.5

Bo Hedges is the team captain on the Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball team. The three-time Paralympian veteran was once again a leader on and off the court for Canada at the 2019 Parapan Am Games. He averaged more than 10 points and 31 minutes of playing time as Canada won the silver medal to qualify for the Tokyo Paralympics.

He first discovered wheelchair basketball at the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver, B.C. He later witnessed a demonstration game in his native Fort St. John, prompting him to form a local club team of his own. He began playing wheelchair basketball competitively in 1996 and has since become a key component of the Canadian national program, as well as a powerhouse British Columbia provincial team.

Hedges got his first taste of international competition with stints for Team Canada at the world junior championships in 1997 and 2001, at which the Canucks won back-to-back gold medals. He secured a roster spot on the Sr. Men’s National Team in 2007 and captured a silver medal at the Paralympic Games in 2008. Four years later, he won Paralympic gold at London 2012.

Hedges’s commitment to the sport extends beyond the court. He is an active volunteer, coach and role model in his home province and he is always eager to give back to the sport and his community.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2008, 2012, 2016 Paralympic Games… 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019 Parapan American Games

PERSONAL

He attended the University of Northern British Columbia, where he completed his B.A in Business Marketing. Hedges's family has a cattle ranch in northern British Columbia, near Wonowon.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2019 Parapan Am Games – 2nd 

2018 World Championships – 12th

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  

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2020 Summer
Tokyo, Japan
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 Parapan am Games
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Toronto, Canada
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

2012 Summer
London, England
1 gold medals

1 gold medals

2011 Parapan am Games
Guadalajara, Mexico
1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals

2008 Summer
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Beijing, China
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

2007 Parapan am Games
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1 silver medals

1 silver medals