Marylou Martineau is a young athlete who started playing boccia in 2009 in a school program in Quebec City. She is the first athlete to join Team Canada as a “rising star” after being initiated to the sport at school. Martineau has already won a few events in the junior class in the province of Quebec and she was a gold medalist at Les jeux du Québec. In 2016, she participated in her first Canadian Championship and her first international competition with Boccia Canada. She was eighth in pairs at the 2016 Paralympic Games.