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Misty Thomas

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Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA
Resides: Vancouver, British Columbia
Birth Date: July 1, 1964
Height: 5'11""
Language: English
Occupation: Sport & Recreation Consultant
Club: BC Breakers
Coach: Marni Abbott, Tim Frick
Classification: 4.5
Began Wheelchair Basketball: 2005

Misty Thomas was on Canada’s national team at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. In 1998, at 34, she became the youngest individual inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame. Her No. 4 jersey was retired at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.

Multiple knee injuries sustained while playing basketball resulted in her now having to use a wheelchair. After her retirement from competitive standup basketball she coached the UBC Thunderbirds from 1989-1994. In 2005, she was recruited to play wheelchair basketball by fellow athletes.

With the national women’s wheelchair basketball team, she won a gold medal earlier in this year at the 2007 Osaka Cup.

She works as a sport and recreation consultant. She has a Master of Science degree from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

International Competition

2008 5th Place at Beijing Paralympics in China
2008 Gold Medallist at the Good Luck Beijing International Invitational, Beijing, China
2007 Silver Medallist at the Parapanamerican Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2007 Bronze Medallist at the 4 Nations Tournament, Sydney, Australia
2007 Gold Medallist at the Osaka Cup, Osaka, Japan
2006 Gold Medallist at the Gold Cup World Championships in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2006 Bronze Medallist at the Roosevelt Cup Tournament in Warm Springs, Georgia

National Competition

2008 Gold Medallist at CWBA Championships with Team BC
2007 Bronze Medallist at Women's CWBL Final with BC Breakers
2006 Silver Medallist at Women's CWBL Finals with BC Breakers