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Sept. 14, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Para-swimmer Aurélie Rivard qualified in first place for the women’s S10 400-m freestyle and veteran Benoit Huot earned another crack at a 20th career medal in day eight morning action at the Paralympic Games.
In the para-canoe finals, Christine Gauthier of Dorval, Que., placed fourth in the women’s KL2 while Erica Scarff of Mississauga, Ont., was seventh in the KL3 final. This was the first time para-canoe is on the Paralympic Games program.
In athletics, Guillaume Ouellet of Quebec City also posted a fourth place finish in the men’s S13 5000-m. Ouellet is the reigning world champion in the event.
In the pool, Rivard qualified first for the S10 women’s 400-m freestyle. She currently has two gold and a silver at the Games. It was in the 400 free that she won the silver medal at the London Paralympics in 2012. The final is at 6:07 p.m.
Huot had the fourth fastest time in heats in the men’s S10 400-m freestyle. He would love nothing more than to leave Rio with a 20th career medal. The final is at 5:57 p.m.
In another morning final, Canada’s Lauren Barwick took seventh spot in the Individual championship test – Grade II equestrian event.
In boccia, Alison Levine of Montreal lost her quarterfinal 3-2 to Pornchok Larpyen of Thailand in the BC4 individual event.
How Canadians did Wednesday morning September 14, 2016 at the Paralympic Games in Rio (all distances in metres)
Men’s T11 5000-m: Guillaume Ouellet, Quebec City, fourth in final.
5:30 p.m.: Diane Roy, Sherbrooke, Que., women’s T54 5000-m FINAL
7:01 p.m.: Brent Lakatos, Dorval, Que., men’s T53 800-m FINAL
BC4 individual quarterfinal – Alison Levine, Montreal lost to Pornchok Larpyen, Thailand, 3-2.
2:20 p.m.: Charles Moreau, Victoriaville, Que., men’s H3 road race
Women’s KL2 : Christine Gauthier, Dorval, Que., fourth in final.
Women’s KL3: Erica Scarff, Mississauga, Ont., seventh in final.
Individual championship test – Grade II: Lauren Barwick, Reddick, Florida, finished seventh.
12:45 p.m. Robyn Andrews, St. John’s N.L., individual championship test – Grade 1a
12:05 p.m.: John McRoberts, Victoria and Jackie Gay, Victoria 2-person keelboat (Skud 18) – race 07, 08, 09.
12:05 p.m.: Paul Tingley, Halifax; Logan Campbell, Saskatoon; Scott Lutes, Montreal 3-person keelboat (Sonar) – race 07, 08, 09.
12:15 pm.: Bruce Millar, Victoria, 1-person keelboat (2.4mR) – race 06, 07, 08.
1:30 p.m.: women’s seventh-eighth place match – Canada (0-3) vs Rwanda (0-3).
Women’s . S9 100-m butterfly: Katerina Roxon, Kippins, N.L. 16th in heats. Did not advance.
Women’s SB6 100-m breaststroke: Nydia Langill, Mississauga, Ont., 12th in heats. Did not advance.
Men’s S10 400-m freestyle: Benoit Huot, Longueuil, Que., fourth in heats and advances to final at Isaac Bouckley, Port Hope, Ont., and Alec Elliot, Kitchener, Ont., 10th and 11th in heats and do not advance.
Women’s S10 400-m : Aurélie Rivard, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., first in heats. Advances to final at
12:45 p.m.: preliminary round: Canada (1-0) vs Britain (0-1)
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