Birthdate : 30 May 1995
Birthplace : Canada
Hometown : Mississauga
Language : English
Provincial affiliation : Athletics Ontario
Club : Cruisers Sports For The Physically Disabled
Coach : Ken Hall
Event specialization : Throws
Renée Foessel was born and raised in Mississauga, Ont. She was first introduced to track and field at age nine. She was born with cerebral palsy that affects one side of her body.
In 2015, she earned a complete medal set at the Parapan American Games in Toronto. She won gold in the discus, silver in the shot put and bronze in the javelin. Those performances provided a dose of confidence that carried through to the IPC World Championships, where she collected a bronze in the discus.
World championship team member in 2011 and 2015… Parapan American Games 2011 and 2015… Youngest Canadian para-athlete at the 2011 IPC World Championships…
Graduated from Humber College and is continuing further education…Enjoys attending sporting events, especially Toronto Blue Jays games…Started throwing all three events at age 10.
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2015 IPC World Championships discus 3rd
2015 Parapan American Games discus 1st
2015 Parapan American Games shot put 2nd
2015 Parapan American Games javelin 3rd
2011 IPC World Championships javelin 12th
2011 Parapan American Games javelin 4th
|Discus Throw||Outdoor||31.46m||SWO Field Meet #3||London||2016-06-19|
|Javelin Throw||Outdoor||25.36m||Parapan Am||Toronto||2015-08-11|
|Shot Put||Outdoor||10.14m||Parapan Am||Toronto||2015-08-12|