I’ve learned a lot about myself as a journalist, and as a person, throughout my time in Rio.
Articles by Callum Ferguson
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.
The Rio Paralympics are coming to a close. So the authors talked to Brazilians to find out what they thought of the Games and their impact.
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.
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.
Following a near death experience, Canadian Cyclist Robbi Weldon arrives in Rio as strong as ever. The 2012 Paralympic gold-medalist believes she has regained her form from four years ago and is ready to contend for another medal.
Paralympian Benoit Huot swam the race of his life but it still wasn’t enough for him to reach the podium at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The 19-time Paralympic medalist shaved two-tenths of a second off his personal best, despite finishing fifth against a field of strong swimmers in the men’s S10 100-metre backstroke.
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.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Abi Tripp was among Canada’s Paralympic ‘Young Guns’ on display at the Aquatic Stadium on Thursday morning. The 15-year old Kingston, Ont.-native surprised many by joining two other Canadians in…
Canada’s Olympic swim team won six medals in the pool. The Paralympic team is looking to write its own success story.