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David Eng

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Wheelchair basketball

Hometown

Montreal, QC

David Eng is a leader on and off the basketball court. His passion for the sport is undeniable and he is well known for his vocal, aggressive style of play and his ability to make the players around him better.

In 2018, Eng was named MVP of Tier 1 at the 2018 CWBL National Championship in Martensville, Sask. while leading the Gladiateurs de Laval to a 1st place finish. A few weeks later he competed at the world championships in Hamburg. He also placed first at the 2018 NWBA National Championship (Div 1) with the New York Rollin Knicks and was named an all-star.

At the 2016 Paralympic Games he was named Canada’s flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony.

Eng discovered wheelchair basketball as a kid thanks to his uncle Gérald Brulé, a former member of the Men’s National Team. Eng started playing the sport recreationally in 1989 with the Gladiateurs de Laval, a local club team near his hometown of Montreal.

In 2004, Eng earned a full-time roster spot with Team Canada. He enjoyed a successful rookie season with the National Team en route to a gold medal at the Paralympic Games in Athens. Since then he has gone on to capture numerous medals and individual accolades while representing Canada, including a 2006 World Championship title, a Paralympic silver medal in 2008 and another Paralympic gold medal in 2012.

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
2004 Summer
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Athens, Greece
1

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 Paralympic Games… 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 Parapan American Games… Wheelchair Basketball Canada Male Athlete of the Year (2012, 2015, 2017)

 

PERSONAL

He earned a B.A. in Kinesiology at the University of Texas in Arlington.

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2018 World Championships – 11th

2016 Paralympic Games – 12th

2015 Parapan American Games – Silver

2012 Paralympic Games – Gold

2011 Parapan American Games – Bronze

2010 World Championships – 7th

2008 Paralympic Games – Silver

2007 Parapan American Games – Silver

2006 World Championships – Gold

2004 Paralympic Games – Gold

2003 Parapan American Games – Gold