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Bo in his game chair

Bo Hedges

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Wheelchair basketball

Hometown

Wonowon BC

Bo Hedges 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’ 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.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 Parapan am Games
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Toronto, Canada
1
2012 Summer
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London, England
1
2011 Parapan am Games
Guadalajara, Mexico
1
2008 Summer
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Beijing, China
1
2007 Parapan am Games
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

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

 

PERSONAL

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

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

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