Crystal Emmanuel



Puisand Lai

Wheelchair Basketball


CSIO Athlete Spotlight

CSIO is thrilled to rollout the new Athlete Spotlight program! This new initiative will highlight selected CSIO registered athletes throughout the year on our website and social media outlets. Athletes who are selected for a highlight will receive a gift from Community Partner, Cool Canuck!

Our first Spotlight goes to Crystal Emmanuel from Athletics Canada, and Puisand Lai from Wheelchair Basketball Canada! Here is why they were selected:

Crystal is an amazing athlete, Fastest women in Canada. Very proud of her and how she reached out to the youth and gives them positive feedback and encouragement. Crystal is very involved and always helping out in the community.

On Crystal Emmanuel Athlete Spotlight Selection

Puisand “Boots” Lai has only been part of Canada’s wheelchair basketball team since 2018, but in that short time has made a big impact on the team. She is the youngest member of the team but in a lot of ways she carries herself on the court like a seasoned veteran. She’s calm and collected on the court and is always pushing to learn and be better for her teammates. She has a bright future in the sport and at this rate could be one of the best class 1’s in the world.

On Puisand Lai Athlete Spotlight Selection

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Jan 1, 2022

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