Birthdate

Sport(s)

Wheelchair basketball

Hometown

Fergus, ON

Classification

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, hard work, 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 wheelchair basketball fans, Anderson donned his Team Canada jersey once again in 2017 with an eye on the Tokyo Games. 

At the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima he was among the tournament leaders in most offensive categories and tied for first in scoring with 110 points. Canada won the silver and qualified for the Tokyo Paralympics.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2019 Parapan American Games… 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 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

Formed a music band with wife Anna called The Lay Awakes… They are parents of three young children… Named an honorary mayor of the Olympic & Paralympic Villages at the 2010 Winter Games... Inspired by Roger Federer and Tom Brady for their longevity in sport… 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2019 Parapan American Games 2nd 

2018 World Championships 12th 

2012 London Paralympic Games 1st 

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games 2nd 

2006 World Championships 1st 

2004 Athens Paralympic Games 1st 

2002 World Championships 3rd 

2000 Paralympic Games 1st 

1998 World Championships 3rd   

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

1 silver medals

2012 Summer
London, England
1 gold medals

1 gold medals

2008 Summer
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Beijing, China
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

2004 Summer
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Athens, Greece
1 gold medals

1 gold medals

2000 Summer
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Sydney, Australia
1 gold medals

1 gold medals