Tanelle Bolt is the first Canadian ever to attend the International Wheelchair Golf Open Championships in Spain.
Bolt broke her back in a bridge jumping accident that paralyzed her from the chest down in 2014. She used her background in fitness training to help in her rehabilitation.
Bolt was so enthusiastic in her recovery that she participated in sports such as surfing and skiing. Soon after she found a love for golf and began to play in numerous domestic tournaments. With the help of a specialized electric chair, she is able to independently move around and stand up allowing her to perfect her golf swing.
Bolt, the sole competitor representing Canada in the International Wheelchair Golf Open Championships, said “I always feel proud to be a representative of Canada. I take great pride in it.” Another person from Ontario was invited to play in the tournament but did not attend.