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September 18, 2016

Rio 2016: Aurélie Rivard named Team Canada flag bearer for Closing Ceremony

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-Swimmer won three gold and one silver medal ...

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September 18, 2016

Michelle Stilwell wins gold, men’s 4x400m take bronze

Michelle Stilwell of Parksville, B.C., won gold in the T52 wheelchair 100-metres in a Paralympic Games record of 19.42 seconds. "The goal was to come here and top the podium in both my races. The plan my coach (Peter Lawless) and I put in place, and the work we have done over the past 12-years has come through. I am ...

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September 17, 2016

Paralympic sailors win Silver and Bronze in Rio

Saturday, September 17, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Canadian Paralympic sailors executed brilliantly on their final day of racing, delivering two medals for Team Canada. Canadian SKUD (2-person boat) secured the silver medal with a 3rd place finish today while the Sonar team finished 7th and snapped up the bronze...

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September 17, 2016

Para-cycling Finishes Rio with Nine Medals

 

Robbi Weldon of Thunder Bay, Ontario, and her pilot Audrey Lemieux of Alma, Quebec, were the top finishers for Canada on Saturday, the final day of para-cycling competition at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.  Weldon and Lemieux finished fifth in the Women's Tandem road race.

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September 17, 2016

Nicolas-Guy Turbide wins bronze medal on final night of Paralympic swimming

By Jim Morris

RIO DE JANEIRO - It was mission accomplished for Nicolas-Guy Turbide.

Turbide won a bronze medal in the S13 100-metre backstroke on Saturday’s final day of swimming at the 2016 Paralympics. His time of 59.55 seconds broke the America’s record he had set in the preliminaries.

“That’s...

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September 17, 2016

Five-time Paralympian Karen Van Nest battles nerves to improve execution at second Paralympics as an archer

By Quinton Amundson

Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium

Sept. 17, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — The outcome in Rio was the same as it was four years ago in London for archer Karen Van Nest: A round of 16 appearance in the women’s individual compound bow Paralympic archery competition.

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September 17, 2016

Canadian Sonar sailing team wins bronze with resilient effort and two valuable seconds

 

 

By: Keegan Matheson

Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium

Sept. 17, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  -  When the final race of the Paralympic Sonar regatta finished on Saturday afternoon at Marina da Glória, the distance between third and fourth place couldn’t have been closer for the Can...

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September 17, 2016

After tough loss to the Americans, Canada will play for bronze in wheelchair rugby

Sept. 17, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -In the wheelchair rugby gold medal match at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games, Canada came from behind to thrill fans with a 57-54 win over the USA. Today, however, the fairytale comeback wasn’t in the cards. Canada lost 55-60 against the USA in the semi-finals and will ...

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September 17, 2016

Canadian SKUD18 sailing team of McRoberts and Gay check off “the marriage box”, winning Paralympic silver in Rio

By: Keegan Matheson

Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium

Sept. 17, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  -  When Jackie Gay and John McRoberts decided to pair together in Canada’s SKUD18 keelboat, it was a unique trial run.

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