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September 13, 2016

Wheelchair Rugby Preview: Team Canada’s Quest To Win Its First Paralympic Gold Medal Begins Wednesday

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Sept. 13) Wheelchair rugby was invented in Canada, but Canada has never claimed the sport’s top prize: a Paralympic gold medal. A squad of 12 elite athletes will hope to change that, and their quest begins tomorrow when Canada takes on Brazil at 19:15 in Carioca Arena 1.

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September 13, 2016

Cycling tandem Shawna Ryan and Joanie Caron look to capitalize on late Paralympic invite

By Quinton Amundson

Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium

Sept. 13, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — When Shawna Ryan received the text on Aug. 16 from Cycling Canada’s Arnaud Litou, her immediate instinct was to contact her cycling pilot Joanie Caron.

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September 13, 2016

Kindergarten dream comes true for Saskatoon swimmer

By Ciarán Breen

Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium

Sept. 13, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Swimmer Samantha Ryan always steps on the blocks with her right foot first. A comforting ritual in sync with the behaviour of many elite athletes who will do anything to perform at their best.

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September 12, 2016

Canadian wrap-up on day 5: Canadians nipping at the podium

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Sept. 12, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Today was a day of ‘’close but no medal’’ for Canada at the Paraly...

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September 12, 2016

Robyn Andrews Makes History for Newfoundland and Labrador at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

 

Sept. 12, 2016, Rio de Janeiro, BRA – Robyn Andrews of St. John’s, NL made her Paralympic debut in the Grade 1a Team Test on Sept. 12 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, BRA.

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September 12, 2016

Swimming’s young guns come up just short in Paralympic medal hunt

By Jim Morris

RIO DE JANEIRO (September 12, 2016) _ Some of the young guns gave it their best shot but came up just short of a medal Monday night at the 2016 Paralympics.

Sarah Mehain of Vernon, B.C., and Alec Elliot of Kitchener, Ont., both just missed the podium with fourth-places finishes. Samantha R...

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September 12, 2016

LeJean, Smeenk edged for medals at Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (September 12, 2016) Pam LeJean of Cape Breton, N.S., finished fourth today at the Paralympic Games in the F53 (seated) shot put with a best throw of 4.16-metres, "This is below my expectations, I have been throwing further than the gold medal winner consistently over the last four mo...

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September 12, 2016

Wheelchair Fencer Pierre Mainville Finishes Top 8 in Rio

Wheelchair Fencer Pierre Mainville (St-Colomban, QC) fell just short of the medal round today in the Men's Sabre B competition at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, losing his quarter-final bout 15-6 to Greece's Panagiotis Triantafyllou, ranked third in the world, to finish in 8th place overall.

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September 12, 2016

Canadian sailors capture race win on Day 1 of Paralympic sailing competition

Sept. 12, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Rio delivered on opening day of Paralympic sailing with 8-10kts of breeze and a full schedule of two races completed for each fleet. Canadian sailors captured top 3 results in their first day of competition.

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September 12, 2016

Difficult day in Rio for men’s and women’s goalball teams

Sept. 12, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Both of Canada’s men’s and women’s goalball teams had a difficult day in Rio today, losing their games amid some unwanted drama.

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