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Adam Purdy victory wave August 13, 2015

Adam Purdy celebrates bronze medal swim with birthday gift for his son

TORONTO: Simon Purdy celebrated his fifth birthday Thursday night so his dad went out and got him a special present.

Adam Purdy, who ended a seven-year retirement in 2014 to compete at the Toronto Parapan American Games, swam a personal best 33.80 seconds to claim the bronze in the S6 50-meter butterfly.

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August 13, 2015

Canadian hearts spiked in loss to U.S.

TORONTO (August 13, 2015) – Tears flowed the down the faces of veterans Jose Rebelo and Doug Learoyd as they realized their dream to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games is now unreachable.

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Cycling Team August 13, 2015

Sweep, five medals for Canadian para-cyclists

TORONTO – Daniel Chalifour and his pilot Alexandre Cloutier collected a third gold medal as they led a Canadian medal sweep in the visually impaired time trial on Thursday at the Parapan American Games.

Canadian para-cyclists rode to the podium five more times to cap an impressive 11-medal tally at the Games.

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August 13, 2015

Alex Radoman wins Canada’s second judo bronze

WHITBY (August 13, 2015) Alex Radoman captured the bronze medal in the mens’ -81kg category today at the Abilities Centre in front of a wall of cheering Canadians. He beat the American Ryan Jones by ippon in a mere minute and twenty eight seconds.

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wheelchair tennis August 13, 2015

Historic medal for Dembe/Bédard

SCARBOROUGH – Joel Dembe of Toronto and Philippe  Bédard of Bromont, Que., won the bronze medal in men’s doubles as wheelchair tennis action concluded on Thursday at the Parapan American Games.

It is the first time Canada has won a wheelchair tennis medal at a major Games.

Dembe and Bédard defeated Stev...

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Katrina Roxon August 13, 2015

Fifth medal for swimmer Katarina Roxon

TORONTO: The backstroke remains a work in progress for Katarina Roxon, but her bronze medal Thursday morning in the S9 100-meters at the 2015 Toronto Parapan American Games proves she is moving in the right direction.

“I think it’s improving,” said the Kippens, NL, native, who won her fifth medal of the Parapa...

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table tennis August 13, 2015

Silver shines for Canada in table tennis

MARKHAM, Ont. – Ian Kent of Eastern Passage, N.S. and Masoud Mojtahed, a former Montreal and Vancouver resident, led Canada to the silver medal in men’s team play in table tennis on Thursday morning at the Parapan American Games.

Kent and Mojtahed lost the championship final to Luiz Manara and Paulo Salmin of Brazil 2-0 in a hi...

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