December 08, 1988
Club Nordique MSA
Cindy Ouellet is an impact Paralympic athlete on the wheelchair basketball court. She has competed at three Paralympic Games and three Parapan Am Games. In 2018 she became one the world’s few athletes to compete at both a Winter and Summer Paralympic Games when she made her debut in PyeongChang in Para-nordic skiing. A few months later, she helped Canada to fifth spot at the wheelchair basketball world championships in Hamburg.
She is also working hard to make her mark for people with disabilities off the field of play as well. The Team Canada member graduated in exercise science, earned a Masters in exercise physiology and played wheelchair basketball for the University of Alabama. She received an academic scholarship and is currently studying for a doctorate at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in bio-medical engineering. Her ambition is to do research for prosthesis for amputees and work in neuromuscular technology and nanotechnology.
Diagnosed with bone cancer at age 12 and went through 28 chemotherapy cycles. She trained and competed in cross-fit in her wheelchair. During her career she has dislocated both shoulders and broken her hand, fingers and skull.
2018 – Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang, KOR: 17 (5km sitting), 18 (12km sitting)
Silver medals at 2015, 2011, 2007 Parapan American Games (wheelchair basketball)
2014 – World Championships, Toronto: 1 (wheelchair basketball)
Four-time Paralympian (2018, 2016, 2012, 2008)
Three-time Female Athlete of the Year by Wheelchair Basketball Canada (2017, 2016, 2012).