Canadian women’s national soccer coach Bev Priestman is already thinking about how the upcoming Celebration Tour can benefit her team moving forward.
Over a week and a half, she captured a quarter of Canada’s total medal count, gathering two golds, a silver and two bronzes, the first-place finishes being in the 100- and 400-metre freestyles.
The Torontonian showed up at the track again on Friday night to participate in the 100-metre finals, earning her first podium at the Games by winning the bronze medal.
Canada’s wheelchair rugby team found out quickly in 2012 that they had a star on their hands.
That star’s name was Zak Madell, who at the time was 18 years old and had only played a year and a half of competitive wheelchair rugby.
Team Canada fell 68-56 in the classification round at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Travelling 9,000 kilometres from Winnipeg, Man. to Tokyo, Japan to play in one’s first para-badminton tournament in 18 months might seem like a daunting prospect to some.
After a strong 2019 season, Frotten expected to do better in all three of her competitions, although she’s still glad to have experienced her first-ever Paralympics.
A silver medal in Rio 2016 secured hope for success in Tokyo, but that all came crashing down with the weight bar that fell on her in June.
The Canadian will compete in the women’s T53 400 metres after her appearances at the 800- and 1500-metre races on Sunday and Monday,
It might be impossible for athletes to achieve perfection, but if anything gets close to it, it’s Greg Stewart’s performance at his first-ever Paralympic Games on Wednesday morning.