Adam Lancia

Place of Birth: Scarborough, Ont.
Resides: Toronto, Ont.
Birthday: 17-01-1980
Height: 6'3"
Occupation: Prosthetic/Orthotic Technician
Club(s): Variety Village
Classification: 4.0

Biography

Lancia began shooting hoops in 1989 after discovering wheelchair basketball at Variety Village, a local community centre in his hometown of Toronto, Ont. He grew up playing with the Variety Village club and ultimately made his way to the Canadian national team.

Lancia’s success as an athlete stems from his fellow players and coaches who challenge and push him to be at his best. Of course, having the right attitude doesn’t hurt. If you ask him, he will tell you that being born with a disability was a blessing, because it has allowed him to meet so many wonderful people in the wheelchair basketball community and travel the globe to compete.

Lancia made his Team Canada debut in 1997 at the first-ever Junior Men’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship in front of a hometown crowd in Toronto, Ont. Lancia and his teammates won the gold medal and successfully defended their title at the next edition of the tournament in 2001.

He joined the Senior Men’s National Team in May 2001, and would eventually help Canada claim gold at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, and 2012 Paralympics in London, as well as silver at the Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008.

Lancia is also a mainstay with the Ontario provincial wheelchair basketball team. He played a vital role on the club that won five consecutive National Championships from 2002-2006 and he recently captured back-to-back tournament most valuable player honours in 2010 and 2011.

During the Team Canada offseason, Lancia has made a name for himself playing professionally in Europe.

To learn more about Adam, follow him on Twitter: @AdamLancia

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Interesting Facts

  • He has a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois and completed the Prosthetics and Orthotics Technician program at George Brown College in Toronto
  • Named an RBC Olympian (2013-2015)

Awards / Highlights

  • Received Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012)
  • Back-to-back Most Valuable Player awards at Canadian National Championships (2010-2011)
  • Won Canadian Sports Team of the Year at the Canadian Sport Awards; and named Male Team of the Year by the International Paralympic Committee, as a member of Team Canada (2004)

Major International Competition

Tournament Gold Silver Bronze Other
Paralympic Games: 4 2 (’04,’12) 1 (’08) 0 11th (’16)
World Championships: 3 1 (’06) 0 1 (’02) 7th (’10)
World Junior Championships: 2 2 (’97, ’01) 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
2016 6 37 6:08 2/9 22 0/0 3/4 75 1 10 11 5 0 1 0 6 3 7 1.2
2012 8 73 9:06 6/17 35 0/0 4/4 100 2 11 13 13 13 3 0 10 10 16 2.0
2008 8 41 5:09 7/24 29 2/4 50 4/9 44 3 12 15 3 7 1 0 9 10 24 3.0
2004 8 31 3:55 9/15 60 0/0 1/4 25 4 9 13 0 6 2 0 9 3 19 2.4
TOTAL 30 182 6:04 24/65 37 2/4 50 12/21 57 10 42 52 21 19 7 0 34 26 66 2.2

World Championships

Year GP Min M/G Field Goals 3 Pts Free Throws Rebounds AS TO ST BS PF FO PTS P/G
M/A % M/A % M/A % OR DR TOT
2010 8 163 20:25 39/76 51 4/17 24 9/24 38 15 33 48 25 14 9 1 20 23 99 12.4
2006 8 29 3:39 9/18 50 0/0 2/3 66 3 8 11 3 3 3 0 7 0 20 2.5
2002 8 37 4:34 9/20 45 0/0 1/4 25 2 13 15 6 5 1 0 7 0 19 2.4
TOTAL 24 229 9:33 57/114 50 4/17 24 12/31 39 20 54 74 34 22 13 1 34 23 138 5.8

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

Competitive Experience

Level Team Location Year(s)
International Canada (SMNT) Canada 1999; 2001-2016
International Canada (JMNT) Canada 1997; 2001
Club (domestic) National Academy Canada 2014-2016
Club (domestic) Nova Scotia Flying Wheels Nova Scotia 2012-2014
Club (domestic) BSR Valladolid Valladolid (Spain) 2011-2012
Club (domestic) ASV-Bonn Bonn (Germany) 2009-2011
Club (domestic) University of Illinois Illinois (United States) 2001-2005
Club (domestic) Variety Village Ontario

Career Notes

2016: 11th place at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Team Canada)… 4th Place at Continental Clash in Leicester, Great Britain (Team Canada)… 4th place at Toronto Challenge in Toronto, Canada (Team Canada)…

2015: 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Americas Challenge in Toronto, Ont. (Team Canada)… 4th place at Lakeshore Cup in Birmingham, USA (Team Canada)… 3rd place at 2015 CWBL National Championship with Variety Village Rebels and named All-Star in Scarborough, Ont. (domestic)…

2014: 5th place at the Easter Tournament in Blankenberge, Belgium (Team Canada)…

2013: 6th place at Americas Cup in Bogota, Colombia (Team Canada)… 3rd place at Easter Tournament in Blankenberge, Belgium (Team Canada)… 3rd place at CWBL Open Championship with Nova Scotia Flying Wheels & named All-Star in Montreal, QC (domestic)…

2012: 1st place at Paralympic Games in London, England (Team Canada)… 1st place at National Championships with Team Ontario in Richmond, BC (domestic)… 1st place at Continental Clash tournament in Worcester, England (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Papendal Tournament in Arnhem, Netherlands (Team Canada)… Received Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal…

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)… 2nd place at National Championships with Team Ontario & named MVP in Longueuil, QC (domestic)…

2010: 7th place at World Championships in Manchester, UK (Team Canada)… 2nd place at BT Paralympic Cup in Manchester, UK (Team Canada)… 3rd place at North American Cup in Birmingham, USA (Team Canada)… 2nd place at National Championships with Team Ontario & named MVP is 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)… 3rd place at National Championships with Team Ontario & named All-Star in Montreal, QC (domestic)… 1st place at Euro Cup 3 with ASV-Bonn (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)… 3rd place at National Championships with Team Ontario & named All-Star in Vancouver, BC (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)… Inducted into Wheelchair Basketball Canada Hall of Fame as a member of the 2006 World Championship gold medal-winning Canadian Men’s National Team (Team Canada)… 3rd place at National Championships with Team Ontario in Winnipeg, MB (domestic)…

2006: 1st place at World Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Team Canada)… 1st place at Paralympic Cup in Manchester, UK (Team Canada)… 1st place at Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)… 1st place at National Championships with Team Ontario in Kitchener, ON (domestic)…

2005: 1st place at Americas Qualification Tournament in Colorado, USA (Team Canada)… Won Paralympic Sport Award for Best Team Performance as a member of the 2004 Paralympic gold medal-winning Canadian Men’s National Team (Team Canada)… 1st place at National Championships with Team Ontario in Edmonton, AB (domestic)…

2004: 1st place at Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece (Team Canada)… 1st place at North American Cup in Birmingham, USA (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Roosevelt World Basketball Challenge in Warm Springs, USA (Team Canada)… Won Canadian Sports Team of the Year at the Canadian Sport Awards; and named Male Team of the Year by the International Paralympic Committee (Team Canada)… 1st place at National Championships with Team Ontario in Vancouver, BC (domestic)…

2003: 1st place at Parapan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina (Team Canada)… 1st place at Roosevelt World Basketball Challenge in Warm Springs, USA (Team Canada)… 1st place at National Championships with Team Ontario in Toronto, ON (domestic)…

2002: 3rd place at World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan (Team Canada)… 1st place at Americas Qualification Tournament in Vitória, Brazil (Team Canada)… 1st place at Roosevelt World Basketball Challenge in Warm Springs, USA (Team Canada)… 1st place at National Championships with Team Ontario in Montreal, QC (domestic)… 5th place at CWBL Open Finals with Variety Village & named All-Star in Winnipeg, MB (domestic)…

2001: 1st place at World Junior Championships in Blumenau, Brazil (Team Canada)… 1st place at National Intercollegiate Championships (NIWBT) with the University of Illinois in USA (domestic)…

1999: 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Mexico City, Mexico (Team Canada)… 1st place at Canada Games with Team Ontario in Corner Brook, NL (domestic)…

1997: 1st place at World Junior Championships in Toronto, ON (Team Canada)…

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