Djami Diallo

Birthdate: August 24, 1985

Hometown: Monrovia, Liberia

Residence: Pitt Meadows, BC

Sport: Wheelchair racing

Djami started racing after being involved for years with the BC Wheelchair Sports Association and BC Wheelchair Basketball. Djami wanted to try something new and sought the sport out after reading a feature article on Michelle Stilweel. However, it wasn’t until she finished university that she attended a coach led practice and got into it. She continues to race because she genuinely loves it and it gives her opportunities to travel the world, meet new people and influence the way others see disability. She is motivated to stay active because it helps keep a positive outlook and a stronger body. Sport also allows her to be a part of communities of like-minded people. She hopes to help others see what a difference sports and an active lifestyle can make in the lives of people with Cerebral Palsy and other physical disabilities. “I have always been involved in my respective communities as a young black woman with Cerebral Palsy. I find it has been important for me to stay connected to who I am and the world we live in to not lose perspective.” She continues to be involved in initiatives for non-dominant groups by doing disability advocacy or social justice work. One of the big opportunities that came Djami’s way was through sport, to be the face of Rick Hansen’s latest accessibility efforts, the Access 4 All Campaign.

Athletic Accomplishments

  • National Champion, 100m WC- 2014
  • Silver medalist, 100m WC- 2015, 2016
  • Gold medalist, 100m, 200m WC- 2016
  • Gold medalist, 800m WC- 2016
  • Bronze medalist 100m, 200m WC- 2018