Fabien Lavoie
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Fabien Lavoie

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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
  • Classification3.0
  • Member Since2003
  • Retired2023
Fabien Lavoie

Biography

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. With two decades of dedicated experience, Fabien is a seasoned wheelchair rugby player who has actively contributed to the team’s success, showcasing his skills in five Paralympic competitions.

Career Highlights

  • Silver medalist at 2022 Canada Cup
  • 5th Place at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games
  • 6th Place at the 2018 World Championship
  • 4th Place at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games
  • Gold Medalist 2015 Parapan American 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

Media Gallery

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CAN 51
2023 Santiago Parapan American Games Final
BRA 45
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CAN 60
2023 Santiago Parapan American Games Sem-Final