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Pamela Le Jean

Birthdate : 12 November 1984

Birthplace : Canada

Hometown : Cape Breton

Language : English

Provincial affiliation : Athletics Nova Scotia

Club : Valley Athletics

Coach : Ueli Albert

Event specialization : Throws


Pam Le Jean has emerged as one of Canada’s best throwers in para-athletics over the past couple of years, and 2015 was her breakthrough season despite some nagging injuries. At the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games, she collected gold in the shotput and bronze in the javelin. A few weeks later at the 2015 IPC World Championships, she notched a silver in the shotput.

Two years earlier at the 2013 worlds in Lyon, LeJean emerged on the international scene in spectacular fashion with bronze in shotput and fifth in javelin.

LeJean had previously played wheelchair basketball, but was forced to stop due to recurring tendinitis in her shoulders. She took up para-athletics after the sport was suggested to her by her strength coach. LeJean began para-athletics in 2013 at the Valley Athletics Academy in Kentville, N.S.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 Parapan American Games… 2013, 2015 IPC World Championships

PERSONAL

Injured spinal cord at age 17 in a car accident…Credits her family in her successful rehabilitation… She played basketball and rugby and was a swimmer before her accident.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Parapan Am Games 1st shotput
2015 Parapan Am Games 3rd javelin
2015 IPC World Championships 2nd shotput
2013 IPC World Championships 3rd shotput

 

Event 
Season 
Mark 
Meet 
Location 
Date 
Discus ThrowOutdoor11.88mFazaa InternationalDubai2015-02-22
Javelin ThrowOutdoor10.72mCanadian Track & Field ChampionshipsMoncton2014-06-29
Shot PutOutdoor4.58mAthletics NS Espoir Trials and Open MeetSackville2016-06-18

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  • Congratulations Tim on an outstanding clutch performance. Big last throw of 20.91m to move into the bronze medal position #GC2018
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