Lisa Franks

Sports have always been a part of Lisa Franks’ life. A rare condition, arteriovenous malformation,  that caused paralysis from her waist down has not changed her ambition of wanting to become a great athlete. 

She is focused on representing Canada, and winning the gold medal with the wheelchair basketball
team. 

Before competing in wheelchair basketball, she was a Paralympic wheelchair racer. 

She began playing wheelchair basketball competitively in 1999. In 2005, she joined the Canadian women’s national wheelchair basketball team as an alternate, and in 2006 she became the first woman from Saskatchewan to be named to the team.

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2004 Athens ParalympicsAthletics200m - Womengold
2004 Athens ParalympicsAthletics400m - Womengold
2000 Sydney ParalympicsAthletics200m - Womengold
2000 Sydney ParalympicsAthletics400m - Womengold
2000 Sydney ParalympicsAthletics800m - Womengold
2000 Sydney ParalympicsAthletics1500m - Womengold
2007 Rio Parapan AmsWheelchair BasketballWheelchair Basketball - Womensilver
2000 Sydney ParalympicsAthletics100m - Womensilver

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2008 Beijing Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Women 5
2004 Athens Paralympics Athletics 200m - Women 1
2004 Athens Paralympics Athletics 400m - Women 1
2000 Sydney Paralympics Athletics 100m - Women 2
2000 Sydney Paralympics Athletics 200m - Women 1
2000 Sydney Paralympics Athletics 400m - Women 1
2000 Sydney Paralympics Athletics 800m - Women 1
2000 Sydney Paralympics Athletics 1500m - Women 1
Games Sport Event Result
2007 Rio Parapan Ams Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball - Women 2