Kyle Morrison in Rio

Kyle Morrison: living ‘my dream’

I experienced many firsts in my journalism career at the Rio Paralympics, but my most memorable moment will be what may be a last.

It was so cool watching Benoit Huot, one of Canada’s most decorated Paralympians of all-time, race in what may be his final Paralympics and win bronze. And then interviewing him after the race, seeing the elation as he answered my questions, was so exciting. This is what it’s all about. These are the kind of moments I hope I can see as a sports journalist for the rest of my life.

As a journalist you need to separate yourself from the moment, the athlete and your country and I didn’t really think about it at the time. I was too focused on the questions I was asking and the deadline for the story I needed to write.

But to think I had one of perhaps the final post-competition interviews in the thick of a mix zone on the biggest stage with Benoit Huot was a truly special experience. It was one of those moments that re-affirmed for me that I’ve made it. Getting to cover big moments like that as a sports journalist has been my dream and being in Rio at the Paralympics has allowed me to live it.