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Pat shooting the ball

Patrick Anderson

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Wheelchair basketball

Hometown

Fergus, ON

Patrick Anderson is largely considered to be one of the greatest to have ever played the game. His talents on and off the court have garnered him international fame as a great role model and fabulous ambassador of the sport.

In 1989, at the age of nine, he was struck by a drunk driver and lost both of his legs below the knee. He discovered wheelchair basketball in 1990 and his natural athletic ability and tenacity quickly transferred over to the basketball court.

He’s competed at four Paralympic Games with gold medals in 2000, 2004 and 2012 and silver in 2008. He also helped Canada to the world title in 2006.

He took a hiatus from the National Team following the London 2012 Paralympics, but much to the delight of his teammates, coaches, and all of Canada, Anderson donned his Team Canada jersey once again in 2017.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
1
2012 Summer
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London, England
1
2008 Summer
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Beijing, China
1
2004 Summer
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Athens, Greece
1
2000 Summer
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Sydney, Australia
1

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 Paralympic Games… Named Best Male Athlete of the Year at the 2013 Canadian Paralympic Committee Sport Awards… Named Ontario Athlete of the Year With A Disability in 2013… Named finalist for prestigious Laureus Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award (2012)

 

PERSONAL

He is an aspiring musician who has studied general music & jazz guitar… Named an honorary mayor of the Olympic & Paralympic Villages at the 2010 Winter Games

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2018 World Championships 12th

2012 London Paralympic Games – Gold

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games – Silver

2006 World Championships – Gold

2004 Athens Paralympic Games – Gold

2002 World Championships – Bronze

2000 Paralympic Games - Gold

1998 World Championships - Bronze