Gateway Gazette

Paralympic Weekend Update

team-canada-paralympic-headerCanadian wrap-up on day 4: Rivard caps four-medal day for Canada with silver
Sept. 11, 2016 – RIO DE JANEIRO – Para-swimmer Aurélie Rivard added some silver polish to a four-medal day for Canada on Sunday at the Paralympic Games.
It was a second trip to the podium for Rivard in Rio. On Sunday morning, Canada won two silver medals in athletics with Brent Lakatos of Dorval, Que., and Liam Stanley of Victoria placing second in the T53 400-m and T37 1500-m (Silver for Stanley and Lakatos in athletics).
The Canadian LTA Coxed Fours rowing crew took an historic bronze, a first-ever medal for the sport at the Games (Canadian rowers capture historic bronze).
After four days of competition Canada has 12 medals (three gold, seven silver, two bronze) for 10th in the medal standings.
In para-swimming, Sophie Pasco of New Zealand broke the world record in he S10 200-m individual medley to beat Rivard for the gold clocking 2:24.90. The 20-year-old from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., followed in 2:30.03, a Canadian record. Bianca Pap of Hungary was third in 2:31.46.
“I’m happy with my race,” said Rivard, who won the 50-m freestyle Friday in world record time. ”I broke the Canadian record, that was my goal. I got my silver medal back. I’m really happy with the result.”
Benoit Huot of Longueuil, Que., and Isaac Bouckley were fourth and eighth in the men’s S10 200-m individual medley. Huot was on the hunt for 20th career Paralympic medal as Ukrainian swimmers swept the podium.
Other Canadian finalists were Morgan Bird of Calgary and Abi Tripp of Kingston, Ont., fifth and seventh in the women’s S8 100-m freestyle and Zack McAllister of Lethbridge, Alta., seventh in the men’s S8 100-m freestyle.
In table tennis, Stephanie Chan of Richmond B.C., lost to Kelly Van Zon the Netherlands, 11-7, 12-10, 11-1 in women’s Class 7 semifinal action.  Chan plays in the bronze medal match Tuesday against Seong-Ok Kim of South Korea.
In para-dressage, Canada is currently sitting in fourth place heading into the second day of Team competition on a score of 134.726 after two of four riders. Denmark has the provisional lead with 211.970, France is in second with 204.256 and the United States is in third on 135.335.
Roberta Sheffield of Lincolnshire, GBR and Ashley Gowanlock of Surrey, BC provided the Canadian para-dressage team with a strong start.
“It’s pretty incredible to have made my Paralympic debut for Canada,” said Sheffield. “I’ve spent the last six months seeing it on the horizon – just seeing all these steps in the road and in the way that I had to go through. So it’s incredible to have actually finally got here and down the centreline. I have a score on the board and I am a Paralympian for Canada – which couldn’t be better.”
In women’s goalball, Amy Burk of Charlottetown scored twice to lead Canada to a 3-2 victory over Ukraine. The Canadians even their record at 1-1.
“You get that one goal ahead and sometimes it can add a little more pressure on you because you have to make sure you make no mistakes,” said Burk. “It was that little bit of relief and then you know, we need to buckle down, we need to be solid, we need to stop every ball.”
In women’s sitting volleyball, Canada fell in four sets to the Netherlands (22-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-22) to remain winless after two matches. Heidi Peter scored 14 of her 16 points on spikes. Felicia Voss-Shafiq of Burnaby, B.C. had seven aces.
“I feel pretty good about how we played,” said captain Jolan Wong (Pembroke, Ont). “We had a pretty solid game plan going in. We had hosted the Netherlands over the summer to help us train, so we know a lot of how they played and their systems.”
In athletics this evening, Guillaume Ouellet of Victoriaville, Que., finished ninth in the T13 visually impaired 1500-metres final in a personal best of 3:57.98, “I had a great race, it was the race of my life in the 1500-metres. I am happy and it shows that I am ready for the 5000-metres in a few days.” Ouellet is the reigning 5000-m world champion.
Austin Smeenk of Oakville, Ont., made the best of his Paralympic Games debut finishing second in heat one of the T34 wheelchair 100-metres and has qualified for tomorrow’s final. “The race went well. We did what we set out to do. I will turn it up tomorrow for the final.”
Finally in wheelchair basketball, Canada lost both its games Sunday. The women’s suffered their first loss after opening with two wins falling to Germany 68-54 in the morning. Cindy Ouellet of Quebec City led the Canadian attack with 23 points.
On the men’s side, Canada is now 0-4 after a 76-45 loss to Japan in the evening. David Eng of Montreal scored 18 points.
 
RIO DE JANEIRO _ What Canada Did on Sunday at the 2016 Paralympic Games (distances in metres):
 
Athletics
Women’s T54 400: Diane Roy, Sherbrooke, Que., was 10th in heats and did not advance
Men’s T54 5000: Josh Cassidy, Port Elgin, Ont., was 10th in the final
Men’s T53 400 : Brent Lakatos, Dorval, Que., won the silver medal.
Men’s T37 1500: Liam Stanley, Victoria won the silver medal and  Shayne Dobson, Campbellton, N.B., was fifth.
Men’s T11 1500: Jason Dunkerley, Ottawa, and his guide Josh Karanja, Ottawa, were fifth in heats to advance to final on Tuesday.
Men’s T34 100:  Austin Smeenk, Oakville, Ont., fifth in heats advances to final on Monday at 6:38 p.m.
Men’s T54 400:  Curtis Thom, Mississauga, Ont., and Alexandre Dupont, St-Rémi, Que., ninth and 16th in heats and do not advance to final.
Men’s T13 1500 :  Guillaume Ouellet, Quebec City, ninth.
 
Boccia (preliminary round)
Mixed pairs BC4 – Canada (Iulian Ciobanu, Montreal; Marco Dispaltro, St-Jérôme, Que.; Alison Levine, Montreal) lost 7-3 to Thailand. Finish 1-2 in preliminaries.
Mixed pairs BC 3 – Canada (Éric Bussière, Verchères, Que.; Bruno Garneau, Montreal; Marylou Martineau, Quebec City) lost 7-0 to Belgium. Finish 0-3 in preliminaries.
Neither Canadian team advances.
 
Equestrian
Team Test Grade Three: Roberta Sheffield, Lincolnshire, UK, was 10th.
Team Test Grade 1B: Ashley Gowanlock, Surrey, B.C., was seventh.
Overall team standings: Canada is fourth after two of four riders.
 
Goalball
Women’s preliminary – Canada defeated Ukraine 3-2 to even its record at 1-1. Amy Burk, Charlottetown, scored twice.
 
Rowing
LTA Mixed Coxed Four: Canada won the bronze medal.  Canadian rowers – Victoria Nolan (Toronto), Meghan Montgomery (Winnipeg), Andrew Todd (Thunder Bay, Ont.) Curtis Halladay (Sudbury, Ont.) and coxswain Kristen Kit (St. Catharines, Ont.)
 
Sitting volleyball
Women’s preliminaries Canada dropped to 0-2 losing to the Netherlands 22-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-22. Heidi Peters, Neerlandia, Alta., led Canada with 16 points.
 
Swimming
Women’s SB9 200-m IM: Katarina Roxon, Corner Brook, N.L. was seventh in the final.
Men’s SB13 100-m breaststroke:  Tyler Mrak (Aldergrove, B.C.) was 11th in heats and did not advance.
Men’s S14 200-m freestyle: Gord Michie, St. Thomas, Ont., was 14th in heats and did not advance.
Men’s S10 200-m IM: Benoit Huot, Longueuil, Que., was fourth and Isaac Bouckley, Port Hope, Ont., eighth in the final.
Women’s S10 200m IM:  Aurélie Rivard, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., won the silver medal.
Men’s S8 100-m freestyle: Zack McAllister, Lethbridge, Alta., was seventh in the final.
Women’s S8 100-m freestyle: Morgan Bird, Calgary and Abi Tripp, Kingston, Ont., were fifth and seventh in the final. Sabrina Duchesne, Quebec City, was 11th in heats and did not advance.
 
Triathlon
Women’s PT4 Final:  Chantal Givens, Winnipeg, was eighth.
Women’s PT5.: Christine Robbins, Ottawa and her guide Sasha Boulton, Guelph, Ont., were 10th.
 
Table tennis
Class 7 semifinal: Stephanie Chan, Richmond B.C., lost to Kelly Van Zon the Netherlands, 11-7, 12-10, 11-1. Chan plays in bronze medal match Tuesday.
 
Wheelchair basketball
Women’s preliminary – Canada lost to Germany 68-54 to drop to 2-1. Cindy Ouellet, Quebec City, led Canada with 23 points.
Men’s preliminary – Canada lost to Japan 76-45 to drop to 0-4. David Eng, Montreal, led Canada with 18 points.
 
Canadians in action on Monday September 12, 2016 at the Paralympic Games in Rio (all times Rio time)
Archery
9:25 a.m.: Karen Van Nest (North Bay, Ont.) and Kevin Evans (Jaffray, B.C.) round of 16 mixed team compound vs Spain
 
Athletics
10:02 a.m.: Pam LeJean, Cape Breton, N.S. women’s F53 shotput FINAL
6 :19 p.m. : Diane Roy, Sherbrooke, Que., T54 1500-m, heats
6:38 p.m..: Austin Smeenk, Oakville, Ont., T34 100-m FINAL
6:48 p.m.: Alexandre Dupont, St-Rémi, Que., and Tristan Smyth, Maple Ridge, B.C. heats
7:04 p.m: Josh Cassidy, Port Elgin, Ont., men’s T54 1500m heats.
 
Equestrian
1 p.m.: Robyn Andrews, St. John’s N.L., Team Test Grade 1a
 
Goalball
11:30 a.m.: men’s preliminary – Canada (1-1) vs Algeria (0-3)
6:15 p.m.: women’s preliminary – Canada (1-1) vs China (1-1)
 
Sailing
1:05 p.m.: John McRoberts, Victoria and Jackie Gay, Victoria 2-person keelboat (Skud 18) – race 01 and 02
1:05 p.m.: Paul Tingley, Halifax; Logan Campbell, Saskatoon; Scott Lutes, Montreal 3-person keelboat (Sonar) – race 01 and 02
1:15 pm.: Bruce Millar, Victoria, 1-person keelboat (2.4mR) – race 01 and 02
 
Swimming
9:30 a.m.: Devin Gotell, Antigonish, N.S. and Tyler Mrak, Aldergorve, B.C., men’s S13 400-m  freestyle heats. Final at 5:30 p.m.
10:18 a.m.: Tammy Cunnington, Red Deer, Alta., women’s SM4 150-m IM heats. Final at 5:58 p.m.
10:44 a.m: Nathan Stein, Surrey, B.C., men’s S10 100-m butterfly heats. Final at 6:36 p.m.
10:47 a.m.: Alec Elliot, Kitchener, Ont., men’s S10 100-m butterfly heats. Final at 6:36 p.m.
10:51 a.m.: Aurélie Rivard, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., women’s S10 100-m butterfly heats. Final at 6:43 p.m.
10:55 a.m. : Samantha Ryan, Saskatoon, women’s S10 100-m butterfly heats. Final at 6:43 p.m.
11:08 a.m.: Katarina Roxon, Corner Brook, N.L., women’s S9 100-m freestyle heats.
11:44 a.m.: Jean-Michel Lavallière, Quebec City, men’s S7 50-m butterfly heats.
11:48 a.m.: Sarah Mehain, Vernon, B.C., and Tess Routliffe, Caledon, Ont., women’s S7 50-m butterfly heats.
 
Wheelchair basketball
11:45 a.m.: women’s preliminary – Canada (2-1) vs Brazil (1-1)
7:30 p.m.: men’s preliminary – Canada (0-3) vs Turkey (3-1)
 
Wheelchair fencing
9 a.m.: Pierre Mainville, St-Colomban, Que., men’s individual sabre category B preliminary round Pool A. His matches in this time slot are vs Panagiotis Triantafyllou, Greece; Yanke Feng, China; Adrian Castro, Poland; Balwinder Cheema, Germany.
12:25 p.m: men’s individual sabre category B quarterfinals.
2:15 p.m.: men’s individual sabre category B semifinals.
3:05 p.m. men’s individual sabre category B bronze match
3:55 p.m. men’s individual sabre category B gold medal match.
Chernove pedals to a third medal for Canada to conclude day three at the Paralaympic Games
Sept. 10, 2016 – RIO DE JANEIRO – Canadian para-cyclist Tristen Chernove hadn’t slept for three days and was very nervous but he put his trust in in mind, body and spirit to win the bronze medal in the men’s C 1-2-3 1000-m time trial at Paralympic Games.
It was Canada’s third medal of the day and eighth overall after three days of competition for 11th in the medal standings.
In the morning, wheelchair racer Michelle Stilwell of Parksville, B.C., won the gold in the women’s T52 400-m (Michelle Stilwell still golden at the Games) while Stefan Daniel of Calgary took silver in the PT4 triathlon (Stefan Daniel Celebrates historic silver)
Chernove collected his second medal of the competition with the third best time to add to his silver won on Friday in the individual pursuit.
“I am happy with the medal, it’s wonderful, but I am not riding at my performance levels right now,” he said. ”I have got to get back on top of what I can do for the transition to the road (he is also competing in the men’s road race C1-2-3 and time trial C2).”
Li Zhangyu of China took the gold in a world record one minute and 06.678 seconds. Arnoud Nijhuis of the Netherlands was second in 1:07.999 and Chernove followed in 1:09.583.
In the pool, Aurélie Rivard was fourth in the women’s S10 100-m backstroke and Tess Routliffe of Caledon, Ont., was also fourth in the women’s SB7 100-m breaststroke. Benoit Huot of Longueuil, Que., and Alec Elliot of Kitchener, Ont., were fifth and seventh in the men’s S10 100-m backstroke.
For Huot, the race was a warm-up for his best event, the 200-m individual medley which goes on Sunday. Rivard just fell short of the podium after winning the 50-m freestyle in world record time on Friday.
In athletics, Mitchell Chase of Pickering, Ont., made an impressive Paralympic Games debut placing fourth in the men’s T38 1500-m final with a season’s best 4:28.44.
”I feel great,” said Chase, 19, who has cerebral palsy. ”I am a bit disappointed but I came fourth and it is nothing to be ashamed of.”
Brent Lakatos of Dorval, Que., qualified sixth for the men’s T53 400-m on Saturday evening as he looks to enhance his medal collection. Jean-Philippe
Maranda of Ste-Aurélie, Que., produced his best performance of the Games so far ranking ninth but it wasn’t enough to advance.
”I knew it was one of the weaker heats in the field,” said Lakatos, the 100-m champion Friday. ”So I was able to take out really strong, open up the lead and kind of relax for the second part of the race. Now I will just ride this, cool down and get ready for tomorrow.”
In goalball, Brendan Gaulin of Laval, Que., scored six of Canada’s seven goals in a 7-5 victory over Germany. The Canadian men even their record at 1-1.
In wheelchair basketball, the Canadian women downed Argentina 73-28 and are 2-0. Arinn Young of Legal, Alta., led the charge with 14 points. On the men’s side, Canada remains winless after three games falling 78-53 to Australia. Opening Ceremony flag bearer David Eng of Montreal was the top Canadian with 17 points.
In boccia, Canada’s BC4 pairs crew opened preliminary round action with two dramatic games. Marco Dispaltro of St-Jérome, Que., and Alison Levine and Iulian Ciobanu, both of Montreal, lost to Brazil 4-3 and beat China 2-1.
The news wasn’t as good for Canada in BC 3 pairs as Éric Bussière, Verchères, Que.; Bruno Garneau, Montreal; Marylou Martineau, Quebec City lost their two matches.
On Sunday morning, Canada’s  LTA Mixed Coxed Four goes for gold in rowing. Victoria Nolan (Toronto), Meghan Montgomery (Winnipeg), Andrew Todd (Thunder Bay, Ont.) Curtis Halladay (Sudbury, Ont.) and coxswain Kristen Kit (St. Catharines, Ont.) won their repechage heat on Saturday.
In table tennis, Stephanie Chan plays her semifinal match in women’s class 7 singles at 2 p.m. The medal matches are on Tuesday.
 
RIO DE JANEIRO _ What Canada Did on Saturday at the 2016 Paralympic Games (distances in metres):
Archery
Men’s individual compound ranking round: Kevin Evans, Jaffray, B.C. was 22nd
Women’s individual compound ranking round: Karen Van Nest, North Bay, Ont. was fourth
Mixed team compound open ranking round: Karen Van Nest, North Bay, Ont., and Kevin Evans, Jaffray, B.C., were seventh.
Athletics
Women’s T52 400: Michelle Stilwell, Parksville, B.C., wins the gold medal in a Paralympic record 1:05.43.
Women’s T53 400: Ilana Dupont, Saskatoon, placed 10th in heats and did not advance.
Men’s T53 400:  Brent Lakatos, Dorval, Que., placed sixth in heats to advance to final on Sunday at 11:35 a.m. Jean-Philippe Maranda, Ste-Aurélie, Que., was 10thand does not advance.
Men’s T38 1500: Mitchell Chase, Pickering, Ont., placed fourth in the final.
 
Boccia (preliminary round)
Mixed pairs BC4 – Canada (Iulian Ciobanu, Montreal; Marco Dispaltro, St-Jérôme, Que.; Alison Levine, Montreal) lost to Brazil 4-3.
Mixed pairs BC 3 – Canada (Éric Bussière, Verchères, Que.; Bruno Garneau, Montreal; Marylou Martineau, Quebec City) lost to South Korea 10-1.
Mixed pairs BC 3 – Canada (Éric Bussière, Verchères, Que.; Bruno Garneau, Montreal; Marylou Martineau, Quebec City) lost to Brazil 11-2.
Mixed pairs BC4 – Canada (Iulian Ciobanu, Montreal; Marco Dispaltro, St-Jérôme, Que.; Alison Levine, Montreal) defeated China 3-2.
 
Cycling
Men’s C1-2-3 1000m time trial: Tristen Chernove, Powell River, B.C., won bronze medal. Ross Wilson, Sherwood Park, Alta., was 15th and Michael Sametz, Calgary, was 17th.
 
Goalball
Men’s preliminary – Canada evened its record at 1-1 with a 7-5 victory over Germany. Brendan Gaulin, Laval, Que., led Canada with six goals.
 
Judo
Men’s 90 kilos Tony Walby, Ottawa, lost round of 16 match to Jorge Lencina, Argentina and was eliminated.
 
Rowing
Repechage LTA Mixed Coxed Four: Canada won its heat to advance to A Final on Sunday at 10:50 a.m.: Canadian rowers – Victoria Nolan (Toronto), Meghan Montgomery (Winnipeg), Andrew Todd (Thunder Bay, Ont.) Curtis Halladay (Sudbury, Ont.) and coxswain Kristen Kit (St. Catharines, Ont.)
 
Shooting
Doug Blessin, Tri-City, B.C., placed 25th in the mixed 10-m air rifle qualifying SH2
 
Swimming
Women’s SB7 100 breaststroke: Tess Routliffe, Caledon, Ont., placed fourth in final. Camille Bérubé, Gatineau, Que., and Sarah Mehain, Vernon, B.C., were ninth and 10th and did not advance.
Men’s S6 50 freestyle: Nathan Clement, West Vancouver, was 18th in heats and did not advance.
Men’s S5 50-m butterfly: Danial Murphy, Bedford, N.S., 15th in heats and did not advance.
Women’s S5 50-m butterfly: Tammy Cunnington, Red Deer, Alta., 11th in heats and did not advance.
Men’s S13 200m individual medley: Devin Gotell, Antigonish, N.S., and Tyler Mrak, Aldregrove, B.C., 15th and 16th in heats and did not advance.
Men’s S10 100-m backstroke: Benoit Huot, Longueuil, Que., and Alec Elliot, Kitchener, Ont., placed fifth and seventh in the final.
Women’s S10 100-m backstroke: Aurélie Rivard, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., placed fourth in the final.
 
Triathlon
PT4 Final: Stefan Daniel, Calgary, won the silver medal.
 
Table tennis
Women’s class 7 preliminaries:  Stephanie Chan, Richmond B.C., lost to  Seong-Ok Kim, South Korea, 9-11, 11-4, 11-1, 10-12, 11-3. Finishes second in her pool to advance to semifinals.
 
Wheelchair basketball
Women’s preliminary – Canada defeated Argentina 73-28 to improve to 2-0. Arinn Young, Legal, Alta., led Canada with 14 points.
Men’s preliminary – Canada dropped to 0-3 losing 78-53 to Australia. David Eng, Montreal was Canada’s top scorer with 17 points.
Canada shows its Paralympic power with five medals on Day 2, Sept. 9
Sept. 9, 2016 – RIO DE JANEIRO – Para-swimmer Aurélie Rivard broke the world record en route to the gold medal in the women’s S10-50-m freestyle while wheelchair racer Brent Lakatos added a victory in the men’s T53 100-m wheelchair race on Friday at the Paralympic Games.
The victories highlighted a five medal performance for the Canadian team today, its first podium appearances of the Games.
Rivard, a 20-year-old from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., clocked 27.37 seconds in the race to finish ahead of arch rival Sophie Pasco of New Zealand.
“I am not sure I realize it yet,” Rivard said. ”I don’t know whether to laugh, jump or throw up. It’s my first event and I’ve broken the world record and won. I’m in heaven.”
There were four other Canadian finalists at the pool: Tess Routliffe of Caledon, Ont., and Sarah Mehain of Vernon, B.C. were fifth and seventh in the women’s S7 50-m freestyle; Nathan Stein of Surrey, B.C., and Alec Elliot of Kitchener, Ont., were fifth and eighth in the men’s S10 50-m freestyle and Nathan Clement of West Vancouver, B.C. was sixth in the men’s S6 50-m butterfly.
After setting a Games record 14.43 in the morning heats, Lakatos nearly repeated the time clocking 14.44 for the victory for his first career Paralympic Games gold medal in four appearances for the 36-year-old paraplegic from Dorval, Que.
‘I had a good start then after 30 m I could see in my peripheral vision that they were falling behind slightly and I told myself “to hold on ” and I made it,” he said. ”This is amazing”
There was more hardware in athletics for Canada as Alister McQueen of Calgary took the silver in the men’s F44 javelin. The 25-year-old below-knee amputee made his best throw in the fifth of six rounds at 55.56 metres.
”I dreamed about this victory,” said McQueen, who set personal bests on four throws. ”Over the last six months I knew I could achieve that dream if I put things together.”
Ness Murby of Salt Spring Island, B.C. was sixth in the women’s F11 discus. Josh Cassidy of Port Elgin ranked seventh in the T54 5000 morning heats and advances to the final on Sunday morning.
Canada’s first medal of the Games was earned at the velodrome by Ross Wilson of Sherwood Park, Alta., who took the silver in the men’s C-1 3000m individual pursuit. A few minutes later Tristen Chernove of Powell River, B.C., duplicated the feat in the men’s C-2 3000m individual pursuit.
Both Canadian riders were beaten by Chinese riders in their gold medal finals.
It’s hard not to be really happy to be on the podium and among the world’s best athletes,” said Chernove. It’s wonderful. At the same time, you really want to be on your best form and have your best performance on the day. I’ve got a lot to learn when it comes to these type of events. Certainly I didn’t have my best rides today and that’s hard.”
In the C3 3000m individual pursuit, Michael Sametz of Calgary, Alta. took fourth spot falling to Eoghan Clifford of Ireland in the bronze medal race.
It was good start for Canada in rowing as the LTA Mixed Coxed Four with Victoria Nolan, of Toronto, Ont., Meghan Montgomery of Winnipeg, Man., Andrew Todd, of Thunder Bay, Ont., Curtis Halladay, of Sudbury, Ont., and coxswain Kristen Kit of St. Catharines, Ont., were second in their heat and will compete in the repechage on Saturday morning.
It was an historic day for Canada in women’s sitting volleyball as it made its Games debut in the sport. Powerful Brazil beat the Canadians 25-7, 25-12, 25-14.
In table tennis, Stephanie Chan of Richmond, B.C. evened her record at 1-1 in women’s class 7 singles defeating Anne Barneoud of France 11-8, 13-11, 11-9.
The Canadian men dropped to 0-2 in men’s wheelchair basketball dropping a 49-32 decision to the Netherlands. Nik Goncin of Regina led the Canadians with 12 points.
Both the Canadian men and women opened their goalball tournaments. The men lost 11-3 to Brazil and the women 12-4 to Turkey.
In wheelchair tennis, Philippe Bédard of Bromont, Que., lost first round match 6-0, 6-1 to David Phillipson of Britain.
 
RIO DE JANEIRO _ What Canada Did on Friday at the 2016 Paralympic Games(distances in metres):
 
Para-athletics
Men’s T53 100m: Brent Lakatos, Dorval, Que., wins gold medal. Jean-Philippe Maranda, Ste-Aurélie. Que., was 16th in heats and did not advance.
Men’s F44 javelin: Alister McQueen, wins silver medal with best throw measured at 55.56 metres
Women’s F11 discus: Ness Murby, Salt Spring Island, B.C. places sixth in final
Men’s T54 5000m: Josh Cassidy, Port Elgin, Ont., seventh overall in first round heats and advances to final on Sunday at 10:15 a.m.
 
Cycling
Men’s C1 3000 individual pursuit: Ross Wilson, Sherwood Park, Alta., wins the silver medal losing the final to Zhangyu Li of China.
Men’s C2 3000 individual pursuit: Tristen Chernove, Powell River, B.C. wins the silver medal losing the final to Guihua Liang of China.
Men’s C3 3000 individual pursuit: Michael Sametz, Calgary, finishes fourth after losing bronze medal race.
Goalball
Women’s preliminary – Canada lost to Turkey 12-4 in its opening game
Men’s preliminary – Canada lost 11-3 to Brazil in its opening game
 
Rowing
LTA Mixed Coxed Four: Canada (Victoria Nolan, Toronto, Ont.m Meghan Montgomery, Winnipeg, Man., Andrew Todd, Thunder Bay, Ont., Curtis Halladay, Sudbury, Ont., and coxswain Kristen Kit St. Catharines, Ont., second in their heat, move to repechage.
 
Swimming
Men’s S7 50 freestyle:  Jean-Michel Lavallière, Quebec City, 10th in heats and did not advance.
Women’s S7 50 freestyle: Tess Routliffe, Caledon, Ont., and Sarah Mehain, Vernon, B.C. were fifth and seventh in the final.
Men’s S6 50 butterfly: Nathan Clement, West Vancouver, seventh in final.
Men’s S10 50 freestyle: Nathan Stein, Surrey, B.C. and Alec Elliot, Kitchener,Ont., fwere fifth and eighth in the final. Isaac Bouckley, Port Hope, Ont., was 13th in heats and did not advance.
Women’s S10 50 freestyle: Aurélie Rivard, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Que., wins gold medal in world record 27.37 seconds. Samantha Ryan, Saskatoon was 18th in heats and did not advance.
Women’s S9 400 freestyle: Katarina Roxon, Corner Broook, N.L., was 11th in heats and did not advance.
Women’s S8 100-m butterfly: Danielle Dorris, Moncton, N.B., was 10th in heats and did not advance.
Sitting volleyball
Women’s preliminary –  Canada lost to Brazil 3-0 (25-7, 25-12, 25-14) in its opening match.
 
Table tennis
Women’s Class 7: Stephanie Chan, Richmond, B.C. def. Anne Barneoud, France 11-8, 13-11, 11-9 to improve to 1-1 in preliminary round play.
 
Wheelchair basketball
Men’s preliminary – Canada loses 49-32 to the Netherlands to drop to 0-2 in preliminary round play.
Wheelchair tennis
Men’s singles: Philippe Bédard, Bromont, Que., lost first round match 6-0, 6-1 to David Phillipson, Britain.
rio-2016-paralympicABOUT TEAM CANADA IN RIO: Canada has a team of 162 athletes competing in 19 sports at the Paralympic Games, Sept. 7 to 18. For more information visit:http://paralympic.ca/team-canada-rio-2016
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee: www.paralympic.ca

Related Articles

Leave a Reply