Canada’s Paralympic ‘Young Guns’ on full display

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 finals with a chance to get on to the podium Thursday night. Head coach Craig McCord was very impressed with […]

Swimmer Mrak battles up and down week to make Rio

UPDATE: This story was from the Paraswim trials in April. Mrak will be representing Canada in Brazil.  TORONTO – Despite a disappointing run on the day before the Canadian Paralympic swim team was selected, a 17-year-old is going to Rio after a record setting run earlier in the week. Tyler Mrak, a Surrey, B.C. native, […]

Kasko calm and collected during Paralympic trial

TORONTO — For Kirstie Kasko, the music may be different but the song is still the same. The 23-year-old, who swam four qualifiers this week (100-metre breast and backstrokes, 200-metre free and 200-metre individual medley), has to wait until Sunday for the announcement of the Rio team. But the Paralympian has experienced these trials before, […]