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Sport Archery, Shooting Para sport
NPC Canada   
Place of BirthJonquière, CAN
Height1.52 m
Weight 53 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Athlete, Public Speaker
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2014.
Why this sport?
Previously a Para alpine skier, she broke her ribs after falling on a number of occasions. She then took up Para archery to improve her concentration and allow her injuries to heal. She sustained an injury following the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, which led her to begin shooting.
Name of coach
Gale Stewart [personal]
General Interest
Watching films, travelling. (Facebook page, 24 Nov 2018)
Most influential person in career
Archery coach Kim Hyung-Tak. (, 20 Nov 2011)
Hero / Idol
South African politician Nelson Mandela. (, 2012)
Awards and honours
She received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Canadian Paralympic Committee [CPC] in February 2013. (, 27 Feb 2013)
Other sports
She represented Canada in archery at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing and 2012 Paralympic Games in London. She also competed in Para alpine skiing, and raced as an able-bodied cyclist on the international circuit. She also competed as an able-bodied athlete in marathons, and was part of the sea kayak Canadian team. (SportsDeskOnline, 06 Dec 2018; Facebook page, 27 Mar 2014;, 2012;, 24 May 2018)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 24 May 2018)
A neurological condition meant she began using a wheelchair in March 1999. (, 2012)
Other information
She represented Canada in Para archery at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing and 2012 Paralympic Games in London, before taking up shooting Para sport in 2014. "Similarities between both sports are that you need to have a harmony between your spirit and your body and to have your own [shot] sequences." (, 24 May 2018)

Her ambition was to represent Canada in archery at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. However, she decided she would not compete in the sport at the Games because she felt she was not receiving sufficient support from Archery Canada. "To begin with the language [is a problem] when there is nobody to talk to you in French, which is a requirement for any federation in Canada to have a bilingual status. Also, my disease is degenerative so I represent a heavier handicap than most other archers. I need to have a partner with me and I have never had a problem to pay for his expenses. But I still needed to fight with the federation for his accreditation. I will put all my energy into rifle shooting, where the federation supports me 100%." (, 29 Apr 2015)

She is a qualified glider and aeroplane pilot. She is also a qualified aeronautical builder. In 1979 she became the first young age Canadian female to cross North America as a commander of her own air plane. (, 10 Mar 2016)

She has a masters' degree in applied sciences. (, 10 Mar 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Archery
Rank Year Event Result
17 2012 Individual Recurve W1/W2  
World Championships - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
45 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 609.2
39 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 625.8
45 2019 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 614.6
56 2019 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 625.0
28 2019 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 601.2
8 2019 R11 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 - Team  
World Championships - Archery
Rank Year Event Result
17 2011 Individual Recurve W1/W2  
World Cup (Osijek) - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
26 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 621.5
33 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 626.7
21 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 619.4
22 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 626.2
20 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 621.3
38 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 623.8
14 2017 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 620.7
17 2017 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 627.3
29 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 616.9
37 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 623.7
19 2018 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 599.2
37 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 182.7
32 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 627.4
30 2019 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 618.5
44 2019 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 623.2
World Ranking (01 Nov 2015) - Archery
Rank Year Event Result
55 2015 Individual Compound Open  
55 2015 Individual Compound Open  
55 2016 Individual Compound Open  
55 2016 Individual Compound Open  
World Ranking (2018/01/01) - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
23 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
17 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
23 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
17 2018 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
23 2018 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
International Shooting Competition of Hannover - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
7 2017 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 145.2
11 2017 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 633.7