Sept. 14, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Tristen Chernove of Powell River, B.C., won the gold medal Wednesday morning in the men’s road cycling C2 time trial to lead Canadian riders to three medals so far on Wednesday at the Paralympic Games.
”Time trial is never easy – if you’re doing it right, it hurts,” said Chernove. ”There was quite a strong headwind. Wind means pushing harder, it can be mentally discouraging to see your speed start to drop even though you’re putting out a lot of wattage. I just tried to grind through it and I’m just delighted.”
Ross Wilson of Sherwood Park, Alta., added a silver in the men’s C1 time trial and Charles Moreau of Victoriaville, Que., took bronze in the men’s H3 time trial. More Canadian riders are scheduled in their time trials later today.
In the pool, Katarina Roxon of Kippens, N.L. qualified first for tonight’s final in the SB8 100-m breaststroke. Joining her tonight for second swims are Jonathan Dieleman of Smithers, B.C., in the men’s SB3 50-m breaststroke and Nicolas Guy-Turbide of Quebec City in the men’s S13 50-m freestyle.
Para-canoe made its Games debut Wednesday and both Canadian entries are headed to finals. Christine Gauthier of Dorval, Que., was fifth in her heats then won the semifinal in the KL2 while Erica Scarff of Mississauga, Ont., was fifth in
her heats and third in semis. The finals are Thursday morning.
In athletics, Brent Lakatos of Dorval won his heat to advance to the final in the men’s T53 800-m. Lakatos has a gold and silver so far at the Games. The final is on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Canada defeated Algeria 70-51 to finish 11th in men’s wheelchair basketball. Nik Goncin of Regina scored 19 points for the victors.
How Canadians did on Wednesday morning September 14, 2016 at the Paralympic Games in Rio (all times Rio time)
Men’s individual compound: Kevin Evans, Jaffray, B.C. lost to Gianpaolo Cancelli, Italy, 146-128 in the round of 32
Women’s T54 5000-m: Diane Roy, Sherbrooke, Que., was sixth in heats to advance to final on Thursday.
Men’s T53 800-m: Brent Lakatos, Dorval, Que., was fifth in heats to advance to final on Thursday. Jean-Philippe Maranda, Ste-Aurélie, Que., was 13th in heats and does not advance.
5 :50 p.m. : Austin Smeenk, Oakville, Ont., men’s T34 800-m FINAL
7 :07 p.m. : Josh Cassidy, Port Elgin, Ont., men’s T54 800-m heats
7 :15 p.m. : Alexandre Dupont, St-Rémi, Que., men’s T54 800-m heats
7 :45 p.m. : Marissa Papaconstantinou, Toronto, women’s T44 200-m heats
Boccia (preliminary round)
12 p.m.; Marco Dispaltro, St-Jérome, Que., vs Ximei Li, China, mixed BC4. Loss 1-4.
12 p.m.: Alison Levine, Montreal vs Yuansen Zheng, China, mixed BC4. Loss 2-5.
12 p.m.: Éric Bussière, Verchères, Que., vs Han Soo Kim, South Korea, mixed BC3. Loss 1-4.
7 p.m.: Marco Dispaltro, St-Jérome, Que., vs Yuansen Zheng, China, mixed BC4
Women’s KL2 : Christine Gauthier, Dorval, Que., was fifth in heats and first in semifinals to advance to final on Thursday.
Women’s KL3 heats: Erica Scarff, Mississauga, Ont., was fifth in heats and third in semifinals to advance to final on Thursday.
Men’s time trial C2: Tristan Chernove, Powell River, B.C., won the gold medal.
Women’s time trial C5.: Nicole Clermont, Laval, Que., was eighth.
Women’s time trial C4: Marie-Claude Molnar, Lemoyne, Que., was fifth.
Men’s time trial C1: Ross Wilson, Sherwood Park, Alta., won the silver medal.
Men’s time trial H3: Charles Moreau, Victoriaville, Que., won the bronze medal
1 :30 p.m. : Daniel Chalifour, Ste-Thérèse, Que., and his guide Jean-Michel Lachance, Quebec City, men’s time trial B
2:28 p.m.: Michel Sametz, Calgary, men’s time trial C3
2:44 p.m.: Robbi Weldon, Thunder Bay, Ont., and her guide Shawna Ryan, Saskatoon women’s time trial B
3:37 p.m.: Shelley Gautier, Toronto and Marie-Ève Croteau, Quebec City women’s time trial T1-2
2 p.m.: Ashley Gowanlock, Surrey, B.C., individual championship test Grade Ib
6 p.m.: men’s quarterfinal – Canada vs Lithuania
7:30 p.m.: women’s quarterfinal – Canada vs USA
12:05 p.m.: John McRoberts, Victoria and Jackie Gay, Victoria 2-person keelboat (Skud 18) – race 04, 05, 06.
12:05 p.m.: Paul Tingley, Halifax; Logan Campbell, Saskatoon; Scott Lutes, Montreal 3-person keelboat (Sonar) – race 04, 05, 06
12:15 pm.: Bruce Millar, Victoria, 1-person keelboat (2.4mR) – race 03, 04, 05
Women’s SB8 100-m breaststroke: Katarina Roxon, Corner Brook, N.L., was first in heats. Advances to final at 5:36 p.m.
Men’s SB14 100-m breaststroke: Gord Michie, St. Thomas, Ont., was 11th in heats and did not advance.
Men’s SB3 50-m breaststroke: Jonathan Dieleman, Smithers, B.C., was fifth in heats to advance to final at 7:17 p.m.
Women’s SB3 50-m breaststroke: Tammy Cunnington, Red Deer, Alta., was 13thin heats and did not advance.
Men’s S13 50-m freestyle: Nicolas-Guy Turbide, Quebec City, was eighth in heats to advance to final at 7:46 p.m. Devin Gotell, Antigonish, N.S., was 19th in heats and did not advance.
Men’s 11-12th place match – Canada defeated Algeria 70-51 to place 11th. Nik Goncin, Regina, led Canada with 19 points.
7:15 p.m. Preliminary round: Canada (0-0) vs Brazil (0-0)
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