While recovering from a spinal cord injury at a rehabilitation hospital in Quebec City, Fabien “Fab” Lavoie decided to give wheelchair rugby try. Even though he was still...
- Birth DateJuly 2, 1981
- HometownQuebec City, QC
- ClubImpact du Quebec
- Member Since2004
While recovering from a spinal cord injury at a rehabilitation hospital in Quebec City, Fabien “Fab” Lavoie decided to give wheelchair rugby try. Even though he was still in a halo and neck brace, he wasn’t scared of contact. He would get hit, fall out of his wheelchair (much to the horror of the doctors and nurses), get back in and keep going. He was hooked. Three years later, Fabien was named to the Canadian national wheelchair rugby team.
Since then, Lavoie’s fearless style of play has provided countless hard hits and a large dose of passion to Team Canada. In the 15 years that he’s been with the team, he’s played and won medals in major competitions, including the Paralympics and the World Championships.
- Gold medalist at the 2015 Toronto Parapan Am Games
- Silver medalist at the 2014 Wheelchair Rugby World Championship
- Silver medalist at the 2012 London Paralympic Games
- Bronze medalist at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games
- Bronze Medalist at the 2006 Wheelchair Rugby World Championships
- Silver medalist at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games