Para Nordic skiing, Wheelchair basketball


Quebec City, QC


Cindy Ouellet is one of the big stars on the women’s national wheelchair basketball team. She has competed at three Paralympic Games and four Parapan Am Games in the sport. 

At the 2019 Parapan Am Games in Lima, she was among the tournament leaders in fouls drawn and free throws made as she helped Canada to gold and a berth in the Tokyo Paralympics.

In Tokyo, she competed at her fourth Paralympic Games in wheelchair basketball and in 2023 at her fourth worlds. Canada was fifth at both events.

In 2018 she became one of the world’s few athletes to compete at both a Winter and Summer Paralympic Games when she made her debut in PyeongChang in Para nordic skiing. A few months later, she helped Canada to fifth spot at the wheelchair basketball world championships in Hamburg.

She is also working hard to make her mark for people with disabilities off the field of play as well. The Team Canada member graduated in exercise science, earned a Masters in exercise physiology, and played wheelchair basketball for the University of Alabama. She received an academic scholarship and is currently studying for a doctorate at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in bio-medical engineering. Her ambition is to do research for prostheses for amputees and work in neuromuscular technology and nanotechnology.


Gold medal at 2019 Parapan American Games…  Silver medals at 2007, 2011, 2015 Parapan American Games… Gold at 2014 world championships in Toronto… 2008, 2012, 2016, 2018, 2020 Paralympic Games… Female Athlete of the Year award in 2012, 2016 and 2017 by Wheelchair Basketball Canada


Diagnosed with bone cancer at age 12…Went through 28 chemotherapy cycles… Trained and competed in cross-fit in her wheelchair…During her career she has dislocated both shoulders and broken her hand, fingers and skull.


  • 2018 Paralympic Winter Games - 5km sitting – cross-country 17th
  • 2018 Paralympic Winter Games - 12km sitting – cross-country 18th


  • 2023 World Championships 5th
  • 2020 Paralympic Games 5th
  • 2019 Parapan American Games 1st
  • 2018 World Championships 5th
  • 2016 Paralympic Games 5th
  • 2015 Parapan American Games 2nd
  • 2014 World Championships 1st
  • 2012 Paralympic Games 6th
  • 2010 World Championships 3rd
  • 2011 Parapan Am Games 2nd
  • 2008 Paralympic Games 5th
  • 2007 Parapan Am Games 2nd
Year Type
Host City
2023 Parapan am Games
Santiago, Chile
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

2020 Summer
Tokyo, Japan
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
1 gold medals

1 gold medals

2018 Winter
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Pyeongchang, South Korea
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
2011 Parapan am Games
Guadalajara, Mexico
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

2008 Summer
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Beijing, China
2007 Parapan am Games
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1 silver medals

1 silver medals