Rio 2016

Andre De Grasse cheered at Markham parade

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.

Big losses lead to big gains

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.

When two racers become one

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.

Canadian Andre Viger’s influence still inspires Paralympians

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.