This month, The Locker Room welcomes Wheelchair Basketball athlete Hisham Mohammad.
Hisham is a Quest for Gold recipient and a member of the Ontario Wheelchair Basketball Provincial Team; he also was recently an alternate for the National Men’s U23 Wheelchair Basketball Team. Over the years, Hisham has had podium finishes at numerous wheelchair basketball tournaments including a Gold Medal win with Team Ontario at the Eastern Regionals National Championship.
Hisham continues to train hard with the goal of one day holding a permanent spot on the Men’s National Team, representing Canada on the international stage and winning a Paralympic Gold Medal.
Learn more about Hisham in his Locker Room profile below:
Name: Hisham Mohammad
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Hometown: Whitby, ON
Where do you live/train now: Whitby/Variety Village (Scarborough)
Team/Club: Variety Village Rolling Rebels
Language(s): English/Hindu/Urdu/some French
1. How did you get started in your sport?
When I first came to Canada in 2002, I visited Bloorview Kids Rehab Centre, where I was shown a video on para-sports. I was first introduced to wheelchair basketball and sledge hockey. I then became affiliated with Variety Village, and have been playing basketball ever since.
2. Who has had the biggest impact on your career in sport?
Like most athletes, my parents and my sister have had the biggest impact on my sport career.
3. What is your favourite pre-competition meal?
Believe it or not, raw egg mixed in milk.
4. Do you have any superstitions?
I do not believe in any superstitions. But my mom is filled with them!
5. What is your favourite ‘cheat’ meal?
6. Do you have any hidden talents?
I can sing jazz/R&B/soul (I used to be in a choir). I was the lead alto sax player in one of Canada’s best high school jazz band.
7. What was the last book you read?
The Dying Game by Beverly Barton
8. What is your favourite competition city?
9. What is your most embarrassing moment in sport?
Defending my own teammate…
10. What exercise do you dread the most?
Start and Stops while towing someone (Chair Skill Agility Drills).
11. What was the last picture you took on your phone?
I don’t take many pictures on my phone.
12. Who would play you in the movie of your life?