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  • Yvon Rouillard


    Personal Info:

    Resides: Montreal, QC
    Birthplace: Montreal, QC
    Born: April 19, 1972
    Height: 6'4"
    Occupation: Athlete / Computer Technician


    Athletic Info:

    Club Team: Anmic Sassari (Italy)
    Coach: Jerry Tonello
    National Team: 2007-2013
    Began Wheelchair Basketball: 1999
    Classification: 3.0

    Yvon Rouillard

    Biography:

    Yvon Rouillard was introduced to wheelchair basketball while at a rehabilitation centre in his hometown of Montreal, Quebec. He began playing the sport in October 1999, and later joined the Quebec provincial team.

    In 2007, he earned a full-time spot on the Sr. Men's National Team. Rouillard went on to represent Canada at the Paralympic Games in 2008 and 2012, where Team Canada captured a silver and gold medal, respectively.

    When he was not representing his country or his home province on the basketball court, Rouillard could be found making a name for himself overseas. He played professionally in leagues in Australia, France, and Italy.

    His biggest sporting challenge was balancing work and training before a competition.

    His personal motto is “Live in the moment.”

    Rouillard retired from the National Team program following the 2013 season.

  • Interesting Facts:

    • He used to play drums in a band
    • He would have liked to have had the opportunity to eat dinner with former Montreal Canadiens right winger Maurice “Rocket” Richard, whom he admires for his passion for hockey

    Awards / Highlights:

    • Received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013)
    • Totaled 25 points and 16 rebounds while averaging 10:05 of court time at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

    Major International Competition:

    Tournament Gold Silver Bronze Other
    # of Paralympic Games competed in: 2 1 ('12) 1 ('08) 0 -
    # of World Championships competed in: 0 0 0 0 -

     

    Statistics:

    Paralympic Games

    Year GP Min M/G Field Goals 3Pts Free Throws Rebounds AS TO ST BS PF FO PTS P/G
    M/A % M/A % M/A % OR DR TOT
    2012 6 38 6:20 9/18 50 0/0 0 4/7 57 2 9 11 2 1 1 0 1 4 22 3.7
    2008 8 81 10:06 12/24 50 0/1 0 1/6 17 9 7 16 1 4 2 0 7 8 25 3.1
    TOTAL 14 119   8:29 21/42   50 0/1 0 5/13   39   11 16 27   3 5 3 0   8 12 47 3.4


    Legend
    : GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes; M/G = Minutes per Game; M/A = Made / Attempted; OR = Offensive Rebounds; DR = Defensive Rebounds; TOT = Total; AS = Assists; TO = Turn Overs; ST = Steals; BS = Blocked Shots; PF = Personal Foul; FO = Foul On; PTS = Points; P/G = Points per Game

         Yvon Rouillard

    Competitive Experience: 

    Level Team Location Year(s)
    International Team Canada (Sr. Men) Canada 2007-2013
    Club (domestic) BLS Amicacci Italy 2010-2013
    Club (domestic) Wollongong Rolling Hawks Australia 2007-2010
    Club (domestic) CAP SAAA Paris Paris (France) 2007-2008
    Club (domestic) CIVA de Montreal Quebec 1999-2008

     

    Career Notes:

    2013: 3rd place at Easter Tournament in Blankenberge, Belgium (Team Canada)... 2nd place at Kitakyushu Champions Cup in Kitakyushu, Japan (Team Canada)...

    2012: 1st place at Paralympic Games in London, England (Team Canada)... 1st place at Continental Clash tournament in Worcester, England (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Papendal Tournament in Arnhem, Netherlands (Team Canada)...

    2011: 3rd place at Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico (Team Canada)… 3rd place at International Tournament of Champions in Charlotte, USA (Team Canada)… 1st place at BT Paralympic Cup in Manchester, UK (Team Canada)…

    2010: 2nd place at BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester, UK (Team Canada)… 3rd place at National Championships with Team Quebec in Saskatoon, SK (domestic)…

    2009: 2nd place at Americas Cup Qualifier in Richmond, BC (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Rollers World Challenge in Australia (Team Canada)… 2nd place at National Championships with Team Quebec in Montreal, QC (domestic)…

    2008: 2nd place at Paralympic Games in Beijing, China (Team Canada)… 2nd place at North American Cup in Birmingham, USA (Team Canada)… 1st place at Pre-Paralympic Test Series in Osnabrück, Germany (Team Canada)… 1st place at Good Luck Beijing Invitational Tournament in Beijing, China (Team Canada)… 2nd place at National Championships with Team Quebec & named All-Star in Vancouver, BC (domestic)… 5th place at CWBL Open Finals with CIVA de Montreal in Regina, SK (domestic)…

    2007: 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Team Canada)… 1st place at VISA Paralympic Cup in Manchester, UK (Team Canada)…

    2004: 1st place at CWBL Open Finals with CIVA de Montreal in Fredericton, NB (domestic)…


     

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