Kendra Ohama

Place of Birth: Brooks, AB.
Resides: Calgary, AB.
Birthday: 01-06-1965
Height: 5'1"
Occupation: Goldsmith
Club(s): Calgary Rollers
Classification: 2.5

Biography

Kendra Ohama was introduced to wheelchair basketball in 1990, took to the sport competitively right off the bat, and has been hooked ever since.

Ohama has always been an athletic individual and had no doubt in her mind that she was going to crack the national line up from the start. With her commitment to excellence and perseverance, she made her Senior Women’s National Team debut in 1991. Ohama became an integral part of Team Canada at the Paralympic Games in 1992 in Barcelona, and grew to be among the most accomplished veterans on the squad.

Ohama is a three-time Paralympic gold medalist and a four-time world champion. She won gold with the National Team at the Paralympic Games in 1992, 1996 and 2000. She also captured a bronze medal from the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. She’s been described by teammates and coaches as like a fine wine – only getting better with age.

The Brooks, Alberta native is a goldsmith by trade, and comes from a family of six, where she is the youngest of three girls and three boys.

Before a game, Ohama enjoys listening to music and socializing with her teammates.

Interesting Facts

  • Avid cycler
  • As a goldsmith, made replica gold medals for the coaching staff of the Senior Women’s National Team that placed 1st at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (coaches were not awarded official tournament medals)
  • Abides by the motto: “Play hard and have fun.”

Awards / Highlights

  • Named to the 2004, 2010-2012 CWBL Women’s National Championships tournament all-star team

Major International Competition

Tournament [medal, rank=1 size=’small’] [medal, rank=2 size=’small’] [medal, rank=3 size=’small’] Other
Paralympic Games: 6 3 (’92,’96,’00) 0 1 (’04) 5th (’08), 6th (’12)
World Championships: 5 4 (’94,’98,’02, ’06) 0 1 (’10)

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 7 56 7:58 12/20 60 0/0 1/2 50 2 2 4 4 0 1 0 1 1 25 3.6
2008 7 110 15:44 12/31 38.7 0/1 0.0 2/2 100 4 3 7 7 9 4 0 8 5 26 3.7
2004 6 110 18:19 13/32 40.6 0/0 0/0 3 8 11 6 9 3 0 7 0 26 4.3
2000 5 112 22:25 14/28 50 0/0 0/0 5 4 9 5 7 7 0 12 0 28 5.6
1996 5 109 21:48 9/24 35.7 0/1 0.0 3/9 33.3 1 4 5 3 13 3 0 7 0 21 4.2
1992 5 31 6:15 1/4 25 0/0 0/2 0.0 1 3 4 2 3 4 0 4 2 2 0.4
TOTAL 35 528 15:05 61/139 44 0/2 0.0 6/15 40 16 24 40 28 41 22 0 40 8 128 3.7

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 7 30 4:14 0/5 0.0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 7 0 0 0
2006 6 91 15:05 9/20 45 0/0 3/6 50 2 6 8 5 6 2 0 8 0 21 3.5
2002 5 90 18:00 7/26 26.9 0/0 2/4 50 1 7 8 6 4 3 0 17 0 16 3.2
1998 5 90 17:57 8/21 38.1 0/0 0/1 0.0 2 6 8 7 4 1 1 13 0 15 3.0
1994 4 88 22:00 2/6 33.3 0/0 0/0 3 9 12 2 2 1 0 11 0 4 1.0
TOTAL 27 389 14:22 26/78 33.3 0/0 5/11 45.5 8 28 36 21 18 7 1 56 0 56 2.1


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 (SWNT) Canada 1991-2012
Club (domestic) Trier Dolphins Germany 2012
Club (domestic) Calgary Rollers Alberta

Career Notes

2012: 6th place at Paralympic Games in London, England (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)… 2nd place at CWBL Women’s National Championships with Calgary Rollers & named All-Star in Richmond, BC (domestic)… 3rd place at North American Cup in Birmingham, Alabama (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Papendal Tournament in Arnhem, Netherlands (Team Canada)…

2011: 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico (Team Canada)… 3rd place at 2011 Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)… 4th place at BT Paralympic Cup in Manchester, UK (Team Canada)… 3rd place at CWBL Women’s National Championships with Calgary Rollers & named All-Star in Longueuil, QC (domestic)…

2010: 3rd place at World Championships in Manchester, UK (Team Canada)… 1st place at 2010 BT Paralympic Cup in Manchester, UK (Team Canada)… 3rd place at Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)… competed at North American Cup in Birmingham, Alabama (Team Canada)… 4th place at CWBL Women’s National Championships with Calgary Rollers & named All-Star in Saskatoon, SK (domestic)…

2009: 4th place at Invitational Tournament in Ottawa, Canada (Team Canada)… 3rd place at Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)…

2008: 5th place at Paralympic Games in Beijing, China (Team Canada)… 3rd place at North American Cup in Birmingham, Alabama (Team Canada)… 1st place at Good Luck Beijing Invitational Tournament in Beijing, China (Team Canada)…

2007: 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Team Canada)… 3rd place at 4 Nations Tournament in Sydney, Australia (Team Canada)… 1st place at Osaka Cup in Osaka, Japan (Team Canada)…

2006: 1st place at World Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Team Canada)… 3rd place at Roosevelt Cup Tournament in Warm Springs, Georgia (Team Canada)…

2005: 2nd place at the Qualifications of Americas Tournament in Colorado Springs, Colorado (Team Canada)…

2004: 3rd place at Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece (Team Canada)… 2nd place at CWBL Women’s National Championships with Calgary Rollers & named All-Star in Vancouver, BC (domestic)…

2002: 1st place at World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan (Team Canada)… 2nd place at the Qualifications of Americas Tournament in Vitoria, Brazil (Team Canada)…

2000: 1st place at Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia (Team Canada)…

1998: 1st place at World Championships in Sydney, Australia (Team Canada)… 1st place at Qualification of Americas Tournament in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Team Canada)…

1996: 1st place at Paralympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia (Team Canada)…

1994: 1st place at World Championships in Stoke Mandeville, England (Team Canada)…

1992: 1st place at Paralympic Games in Barcelona, Spain (Team Canada)…

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