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.
On today’s show we talk about the Canadian Men’s and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball teams, Canada bringing home three silver medals, and an inside look at Janet McLachlan.
Canada’s men’s wheelchair basketball team was handed its third loss of 2016 Paralympic Games Saturday but the veterans are focusing on the team’s potential for the future
David Eng and Team Canada make a grand entrance at the opening ceremonies, Cindy Ouellet and Canada’s women’s wheelchair basketball team take on Great Britain on Day 1, we discuss the fallout from Russia’s Paralympic ban, we take a special look at para-canoeist Erica Scarff, and much more.
The sound of clashing metal and the smell of burning rubber filled the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, last week, as members of Canada’s Wheelchair Basketball Team joined the 2015 Americas wheelchair basketball challenge. David Eng is co-captain of the Canadian team. “It’s the first time that we actually have the top 12 guys of our program together, being able to compete together against the teams that we are going to face in the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games,” Eng said.