Pamela LeJean is a para-athlete in the F53 class from Sydney, Nova Scotia who, in 3 short years, has already achieved great success at the national and international level.
- Shot Put and Javelin, Gold - 2013 Canadian Athletics Championship
- Shot Put, Gold and Javelin, Silver - 2013 Canada Games
- Shot Put, Bronze - 2013 IPC World Athletics Championship
- Shot Put and Javelin, Gold - 2014 Canadian Athletics Championship
- Shot Put, Silver - 2015 IPC World Athletics Championship
- Shot Put, Gold and Javelin, Bronze - 2015 ParaPan American Games
- Pam holds all 3 National Records for shot put, discus and javelin.
After this past week, Pam has added two more gold medals to her count, and a new record to her belt.
- Shot put, Gold, New North American Record (4.48m) - 2016 Aileen Meagher International Track Classic
- Shot put, Gold (4.31 m) - 2016 Czech Open
These results mean Pam is currently the BEST in the world, and has qualified 100% to be competing at the Paralympics in Rio this September! The Team Canada announcement is July 25th.
And while being a part of Team Canada will cover the fees she needs to compete in Rio, the travel budget provided will not be enough to support the entirety. Pair this with the loss of 2 corporate sponsors ($10,000+), costs of coaching, nutrition, training, and equipment, and continuing to compete and push the boundaries her sport becomes a lot tougher.
To compete at the Paralympics, and to ensure she can continue training in the following quadrennial, Pam needs your support! Check out her great givebacks, and become part of Team LeJean. Please share, share, share!
Pam participated in basketball, swimming, and rugby until a car accident at age 17 left her in a wheelchair. Before entering para-athletics, she played wheelchair basketball but she had to stop due to shoulder injuries. This led to her taking up the throwing events after her coach noticed her large wingspan.
When she's not tearing it up on the field, Pam also takes part in various speaking engagements to inspire those to reach their goals, despite obstacles standing in their way. She has a BA with a double major in Political Science and Communications from Cape Breton University.
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