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Cindy Ouellet

Meet Cindy

Cindy Ouellet is a wheelchair basketball star. She has competed at four Paralympic Games in the sport (2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) and is hoping to bring home her first Paralympic medal at Paris 2024. In 2018, Cindy became part of an elite group of athletes who have participated in both the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, when she participated in Para nordic skiing at the PyeongChang Games.

Cindy was diagnosed with bone cancer at age 12 and completed 28 cycles of chemotherapy. She began playing wheelchair basketball in 2005 when her physiotherapist introduced her to the sport. Before her diagnosis, Cindy was a provincial level soccer player and topflight skier.

She attended the University of Alabama on a scholarship and lead the wheelchair basketball team to national championships in 2011 and 2015, all while completing her degree in exercise science. Cindy continued her studies at the University of Southern California from 2015-2017, earning a Masters of Engineering with a major in Biomedical Engineering. She is now working towards her PhD in Biomedical Engineering, where her goal is to assist amputees with their prosthesis and work in neuromuscular and nanotechnology.

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Canadian Paralympic Committee
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