Sandrine Hamel, bending for speed to cross the line
Headshot of Sandrine Hamel

Sandrine Hamel



Para Snowboard


St-Saveur, QC

Montreal born Sandrine Hamel is definitely a rising star in the Para snowboard world. She showed her potential with fifth place finishes in the snowboard cross and banked slalom at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. Trying snowboarding for the first time at the age of 8, she quickly became hooked to the feeling and adrenaline the sport provided her.  When not on snow, you can find Hamel putting in work in with the punching bag to stay fit.

A member of Quebec’s provincial snowboard team, Hamel has already garnered some impressive results on the World Cup circuit leading into her first Paralympic Winter Games.

Year Type
Host City
2018 Winter
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Pyeongchang, South Korea


2018 - two fifth place finishes at Paralympic Winter Games... Member of 2017 World Championship team…



Born with a double major scoliosis, she also suffered a paralyzed right leg during corrective surgery….Sports psychology student



2018 Paralympic Winter Games - snowboard cross - 5th

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - banked slalom - 5th

2017 World Championships – banked slalom – 7th

2017 World Championships – snowboard cross – 8th