Canadian team ready for the start of the 2017 World Para Athletics World Championships

July 13, 2017

Source: Athletics Canada

The 2017 World Para Athletics Championships begin tomorrow. The competition will take place in London, England from July 14 to 23. A total of 24 athletes will represent Canada at the championships on the track and in the field.

Medal hopes are lead by Brent Lakatos of Dorval, Que., who looks to add to his collection of 12 World Para Athletics Championships medals. The team also includes Rio medallists Alexandre Dupont (wheelchair 4x400-metres), Alister McQueen (F44 javelin throw), Tristan Smyth (wheelchair 4x400-metres), Liam Stanley (T37 1500-metres) and Curtis Thom (wheelchair 4x400-metres). Guillaume Ouellet of Victoriaville, Que., enters the World Championships as the reigning champion in the T12 visually impaired 5000-metres.

Full Canadian Roster

Full results from the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships

Friday Preview

The first day of competition will feature Curtis Thom of Mississauga, Ont., and Isaiah Christophe of Brampton, Ont., in the men’s T54 100-metres. Thom has the 21st fastest performance of 2017 in the event. Thom and Christophe will be looking to earn a spot in Friday’s final.

In the men’s T37/38 category, Shayne Dobson of Moncton, N.B., Liam Stanley of Victoria, B.C., Mitchell Chase of Pickering, Ont. will line up for heats of the 800-metres. Stanely’s 2:03.11 is the third fastest time in the world this year coming into this round of qualification.

ET         Name, Event, Round

14:15     Isaiah Christophe, Curtis Thom, 100m T54,  Heats

15:05    Mitchell Chase, Shayne Dobson, Liam Stanley, 800m T38, Heats

16:58    Isaiah Christophe, Curtis Thom, 100m,T54 FINAL*