Birthdate

Sport(s)

Wheelchair basketball

Hometown

St-Germain de Grantham, QC

Classification

Élodie Tessier was part of Canada’s last two major national teams at the end of the 2010s decade: the 2018 world championship squad and the 2019 team that won gold and clinched a berth for the Tokyo Paralympics at the Parapan American Games in Lima.

Tessier was introduced to wheelchair basketball by a school friend. The team spirit exhibited in the sport fits perfectly with Tessier’s bubbly and smiling personality.

An attack-minded athlete, Tessier embraces the competitive nature of wheelchair basketball. Tessier has worked hard to move her way up the competitive ladder of wheelchair sport, and is extremely proud of the opportunity to represent Team Canada. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Gold at 2019 Parapan American Games… Bronze at 2019 Canada Winter Games…  2019 CWBL Champion… 2018 World Championships… Gold medal at 2017 Americas Cup…  2015 World Junior Championships.

PERSONAL

Born with leg impairment… Has a twin sister Jessica who is a big influence on her life… Business administration student at Arlington University in Texas… Tried wheelchair basketball for the first time in 2010. 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2019 Parapan American Games 1st 

2018 World Championships 5th   

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

1 gold medals