Joel Dembe is a Canadian National Wheelchair Tennis Champion and competed in the London 2012 Paralympic Summer Games. Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Joel took to sports at a young age despite growing up with a disability. He was born with a tumour that was removed near his spine, which developed into a partial-paralysis, leaving him in a wheelchair by age 7...
As a child, Joel was very active and competed in a variety of sports including track and filed, sledge hockey, baseball, and golf. It wasn’t until he was introduced to Frank Peter Jr., one of the country’s top wheelchair tennis players, that he truly found his passion. At age 19, he became the youngest member of the Canadian National Wheelchair Tennis Team. Joel has had the opportunity to travel across the world competing for Canada, and is currently training hard for the upcoming 2014 ITF Wheelchair Tennis tour along with the 2015 PanAm Games in his home city of Toronto.
Langues parlées: Anglais
Lieu de naissance: Hamilton, ON
Ville de résidence: Toronto, ON
Sport: Wheelchair Tennis
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Couleur preferée: blue
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Representing Canada at the London 2012 Paralympics
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"Pressure is a word that is missed in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it’s because you’ve started to think of failure” - Tommy Lasorda
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