Wheelchair Rugby


Quebec City, QC


Fabien Lavoie began playing wheelchair rugby when he was still at a rehabilitation hospital following his spinal cord injury. Even though he was still in a halo and neck brace, he wasn’t scared of contact. He fell out of his wheelchair – much to the horror of the doctors and nurses – and was hooked. Just two years after his spinal cord injury, he was named as an alternate. The next year, he made the national team.

Since 2002, Lavoie has provided hard hits and passion to Team Canada. In the years he’s been on the team, he’s captured two Paralympic silver medals, a Paralympic bronze medal, a World Championship silver medal, a World Championship bronze medal, a gold medal at the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games.


2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 Paralympic Games… 2015 Parapan American Games… 


Lavoie is the oldest of five children. 


2018 World Championships 6th 

2016 Paralympic Games 4th 

2015 Parapan American Games 1st

2014 World Championships 2nd

2012 Paralympic Games 2nd

2008 Paralympic Games 3rd

2006 World Championships 3rd

2004 Paralympic Games 2nd

Year Type
Host City
2020 Summer
Tokyo, Japan
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 Summer
London, England
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

2008 Summer
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Beijing, China
1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals

2004 Summer
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Athens, Greece
1 silver medals

1 silver medals