LONDON — On the biggest stage competing against the best in the world, Aurelie Rivard has found herself with only one rival. Herself. Rivard, who holds the world record in the women’s 50-metre freestyle S10…
Olympic medallist Andre De Grasse wasn’t participating in the city’s Terry Fox Run Sunday. The sprinter passed by the route of the run at noon, which was when the annual event ended. De Grasse was heading to the Markham Pan Am Centre for a ceremony to honour local Olympians. The city will name a street in De Grasse’s honour. The mayor, Frank Scarpitti, rode along in the convertible.
Canadian para-cyclist Ross Wilson used the same mindset to lose more than 100 pounds as he did to succeed in the Paralympic Games.
Five years ago, Wilson walked into the doctor’s office weighing almost 300 pounds and suffering from a neurological disease called Charcot-Marie-Tooth-Disease. In the last week, he won two silver medals at the Paralympics.
In a symbol of international friendship, two racers crossed the finish line hand-in-hand, even though each of their racing suits sported a different country’s colour.
Allison Jones from the U.S. and Alyda Norbruis of Netherlands finished fourth and fifth in the women’s road race C1-2-3 on Friday.
Canada and Australia men’s wheelchair rugby teams faced of in the battle of the unbeaten on Friday in Rio.
Canada’s wheelchair rugby team has a chance to go 3-0 in the pool phase if they can play their game like they did on Thursday against Great Britain.
Zak Madell, Canada’s leading scorer, is confident in winning the group if they repeat their performance on Friday.
Diane Roy, given the nickname “The Warhorse”, competes at her sixth Paralympics and it only continues to spark her passion.
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.
Canada’s Christine Gauthier, paracanoe legend, places fourth in Rio after a storied career on the water. Looking forward, she hopes to inspire young Canadians to come forward and participate in her sport, which has been added to the Paralympics for the first time.
Katarina Roxon, a three-time Paralympian, posted a new career best time in the S8 women’s 100m breaststroke.