Wheelchair basketball


Etobicoke, ON


Tamara Steeves averaged over 26 minutes over all five games on the floor in helping Canada to gold at the 2019 Parapan American Games and a berth in the Tokyo Paralympic Games. She tied for second in the free throw rankings, hitting 75 percent of her shots.

Steeves discovered wheelchair basketball in 2008 and immediately fell in love with the sport. She soon joined a local club team and dedicated countless hours to honing her skills on the court.

In 2011, she landed a roster spot on Canada’s first-ever Women’s U25 National Team. She followed up that feat with a silver medal performance at the 2011 Canada Games as a member of Team Ontario. She made her international debut with Team Canada at the 2011 Osaka Cup, where the squad captured a bronze medal.

Steeves landed a roster spot on the senior women’s national team the following year. As a rookie on the team, she competed at her first Paralympic Games in London, England in 2012. She also was on the team for Rio 2016. 


2015 and 2019 Parapan American Games… 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games… 


Her role models are her mother, her grandmother and Canadian icon Terry Fox.


2019 Parapan American Games 1st

2018 World Championships 5th 

2016 Paralympic Games 5th 

2015 Parapan American Games – Silver

2014 World Championships – Gold 

2012 London Paralympic Games – 6th

2011 U25 Women’s World Championship – 4th   

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

1 gold medals

2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2015 Parapan am Games
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Toronto, Canada
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

2012 Summer
London, England