Wheelchair basketball


Calgary, AB


Chad Jassman is now an established veteran on the national team. He has competed at two Paralympic Games and three Parapan American Games since 2012. 

He grew up with a love for sports. That passion led him to take up wheelchair basketball after he broke his back in a car accident in 2004. 

After a year and a half of developing his skills and competing for the Calgary Grizzlies, his local club team, Jassman decided to try out for Team Canada. He missed the cut two years in a row, but with hard work and perseverance he ultimately earned a roster spot on the National Team in 2009. He was part of Canada’s gold medal winning team in his debut Paralympic Games at London 2012.   



2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games… 2011, 2015, 2019 Parapan American Games 


Before accident in 2004, he studied aviation at Medicine Hat College and successfully earned his commercial pilot license. He continues to fly planes and gliders recreationally in his spare time. He paid for his school by giving snowboard lessons. Was the Medicine Hat Tigers hockey team feline mascot… Played wheelchair basketball professionally in Germany… 


  • 2019 Parapan American 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  
Year Type
Host City
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