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September 12, 2016

How Ross Wilson helped Tristen Chernove reach Paralympic glory

One silver medallist cyclist inspired the other, now both going for gold Wednesday

By Quinton Amundson

Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium

Sept. 12, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Tristen Chernove’s journey to earning a Paralympic silver medal in track cycling on Friday night kicked into high g...

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September 12, 2016

Red and White and Crimson Tide: Canadian women earning opportunity through wheelchair basketball at University of Alabama

By: Keegan Matheson

Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium

Sept. 12, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  - When the Canadian women’s wheelchair basketball team finishes their run in Rio, four members of the national team will be donning a deeper shade of red.

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September 12, 2016

Wheelchair fencer Pierre Mainville ends Paralympic career with family in mind

By Braydon Holmyard

Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium

RIO DE JANEIRO – Pierre Mainville didn’t get much sleep last night, knowing today would be the last time he woke up to compete as a Paralympic athlete.

Canada’s most successful wheelchair fencer arrived at Carioca 3 Arena with butterflies i...

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September 12, 2016

Rowing bronze medallist Meghan Montgomery’s Paralympic success matches her work in the classroom

By Braydon Holmyard

Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium

Sept. 12, 2016 - RIO DE JANEIRO – Meghan Montgomery walked into the headmasters’ office at her school last September and asked for a leave of absence. The math teacher at Shawnigan Lake Private School in British Columbia wanted to take time off work for one last crack at w...

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September 12, 2016

Samantha Ryan confident she can be faster in S10 100-m fly finals

By Jim Morris

RIO DE JANEIRO _ Knowing she has room for improvement gives Samantha Ryan some extra confidence as she heads into her first Paralympic final Monday night at Rio 2016.

The Saskatoon native qualified fourth in the S10 100-metre butterfly with a time of one minute, 11.12 seconds. That’s well ...

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September 12, 2016

Josh Cassidy’s wheels, a spinning work of art

By Wendy-Ann Clarke

Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium

Sept. 12, 2016 — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Whether he wins or loses one thing is for certain — you can’t take your eyes off of Josh Cassidy’s wheels.

Competing in his third Paralympic Games, the 31-year-old’s trademark red and white spirals ...

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September 12, 2016

Canada’s Stephanie Chan to play for Bronze Medal in Rio

 

Sept. 12, 2016 - RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For the first time in Paralympic Games history, a Canadian will play for a medal in table tennis. The historic game will take place Tuesday Sept. 13 in Rio.

Richmond, B.C.’s Stephanie Chan fell short to number one world seed Kelly Van Zon of the Netherlands in...

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September 12, 2016

Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball program forced to look to the future after loss to Japan

By: Keegan Matheson

Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium

Sept. 11, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  -  The 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta represent the last time that the Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball team did not reach the podium, but with Sunday’s 76-45 loss to Japan, Canada has been eliminated...

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