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Jennifer Oakes

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Sitting Volleyball

Hometown

Calgary, AB

Jennifer Oakes suffered a serious leg injury in 2015 when she fell off the front of a boat and her right leg was sliced by the boat’s propeller. Her leg was amputated below the knee later on in surgery. Despite such a life shock, Oakes was back training for volleyball by October, this time as a sitting player, at a national team training camp.

A top level club player for four years before her injury, Oakes made the necessary adjustments to become competitive in the sitting game and earned her spot on Team Canada for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2018 World Championships… 2016 Paralympic Games…

 

PERSONAL

She graduated high school in 2016… student UBC-Okanagan… has two older sisters.

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2018 World Championships 7th

2016 Paralympic Games 7th