Janet McLachlan

  • Date of birth: August 26, 1977
  • Place of birth: North Vancouver, BC
  • Started the sport: 2006

Janet McLachlan began playing basketball for the University of Victoria Vikes in 2005. They won the National University Championships in 1998 and again in 2000. In 2001, Janet represented Canada at the Bejing Student Games. She was also an active rugby player, playing for the British Columbia provincial team. Unfortunately, a bad tackle in 2006 left her knee in a mangled state, and left her incapable of making Canada’s National team for the upcoming World Cup.

After meeting Paralympian Danielle Peers, Janet began to play wheelchair basketball in 2006 as a way to stay in shape, and made Canada’s National team for the 2008 Bejing Paralympics. Since then, she's become a wheelchair basketball powerhouse: scoring more points in the London 2012 Paralympics than any other athlete. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Victoria, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. In both 2011 and 2013, she was named the Wheelchair Basketball Canada Female Athlete of the Year.

  • 2008 - Made National Team
  • 2008 - Beijing Paralympics, 5th
  • 2008 - National Championships, 1st
  • 2009 - Osaka Cup, 3rd
  • 2010 - BT Paralympic Cup, 1st
  • 2010 - Osaka Cup, 3rd
  • 2011 - Osaka Cup, 3rd
  • 2012 - London Paralympics, 6th
  • 2012 - CWBL Women’s National Championships, 1st