Cindy Ouellet

Cindy Ouellet
Cindy Ouellet will make her third Paralympic appearance for Canada in Rio after placing sixth in London and fifth in Beijing. (Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Cindy Ouellet was looking for a challenge when she was introduced to wheelchair basketball by a physiotherapist in 2005. Ouellet quickly felt at home on the hardwood, and wasted little time making a name for herself. By 2007, the 27-year-old native of Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec won a gold medal for her home province at the Canada Games, and made her debut for the Sr. Women's National Team.

She went on to represent Canada at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, China, and captured a bronze medal at the 2010 world championships in Birmingham, England. In 2014, she won a gold medal on home soil at the women's world championship in Toronto.

Career highlights

  • 2015 Parapan Am Games: Silver medallist.
  • 2014 World Championships.

Courtesy of the Canadian Paralympic Committee