It only took me one day to realize it. Brazilians are some of the biggest fans I have ever witnessed.
Canadian para-cyclist Ross Wilson used the same mindset to lose more than 100 pounds as he did to succeed in the Paralympic Games.
Five years ago, Wilson walked into the doctor’s office weighing almost 300 pounds and suffering from a neurological disease called Charcot-Marie-Tooth-Disease. In the last week, he won two silver medals at the Paralympics.
Success breeding success is an ever-important aspect to sport across all levels, and two Canadian Paralympians are currently reaping the benefits of their influential predecessor.
Wheelchair racers Diane Roy and Brent Lakatos both looked up to, and had the luxury to work with, Andre Viger, one of the country’s greats.
In the final results for the women’s PT5 triathlon, Christine Robbins’ name is slotted alone at number 10, but she didn’t race alone – none of the competitors did.
Robbins, who has a visual impairment, swam, cycled, and ran next to her guide Sasha Boulton.