Canadian Andre Viger’s influence still inspires Paralympians

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.

Another chapter is written in the Brazil-Canada boccia rivalry

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – When Marcelo dos Santos released his final ball of the game he left Canada stunned and the hometown crowd in a frenzy. The Brazilian’s ball nestled itself inches from the jack and a sea of yellow jerseys erupted loudly at Carioca Arena 2 as Canada’s BC4 mixed boccia pair of […]

Calgary’s Stefan Daniel claims silver in debut of Paralympic triathlon

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Teenager Stefan Daniel did pretty well for himself considering he was a ‘boy’ against men. Daniel secured silver in the first ever PT4 Paralympic triathlon, thanks to his speed on the road and coach Carolyn Murray sees even better results ahead. “We are dealing with a man versus boy scenario […]

Danielle Kisser strides forward at para-swim trials

TORONTO – Although her results at the Para-swim trials were not what she had hoped, Danielle Kisser is still standing tall, and for good reason. Only a year and a half after undergoing major surgery to straighten her legs, Kisser broke the Canadian record Saturday morning in the S6 100m backstroke at the Toronto Pan […]