Articles by Callum Ferguson

Canadian Paralympic displays courage following first-lap crash

Tristen Chernove, Canada’s top Paralympic cyclist, put on quite the gutsy performance in Rio on Friday. He turned a near catastrophic 15th place finish into a career defining moment in the men’s C1-2-3 road race. He displayed the kind of heart most would expect out of a Paralympic champion, by prevailing and finishing the race after a first lap crash.

Changing of the guard coming for Canada

Change is on the way for the Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball team following a disappointing 11th place finish in Rio. After making the final in the last four Paralympics, Canada produced an uncharacteristic 1-5 mark, following a 70-51 win over the lowly Algerians on Wednesday.

Canada’s basketball podium dreams shattered

Despite gaining the support of the Brazilian fans, Canada’s women’s wheelchair basketball team had their medal dreams shattered in Rio on Tuesday, following a 78-60 loss at the hands of the Netherlands. However, the team’s veterans will still have several positives to take away from the experience.

Best friends and fierce competitors

Canada’s top S7 swimmers, Tess Routliffe and Sarah Mehain, don’t just keep each other on track inside the pool, but help to keep each other afloat outside of it. The two friends will swim against each other with a Paralympic medal on the line in Rio.