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September 15, 2016

Gauthier fourth and Scarff seventh at Paralympic debut

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (September 15, 2016) – Christine Gauthier (Pointe-Claire, QC) finished fourth at the Paralympic Games today in the Women’s KL2 200m.
 
She was one spot and 1.31 of a second away from claiming one of the first-ever Paralympic medals to be presented in the sport of Paracanoe.  

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September 15, 2016

Erica Scarff: The future of Canadian para-canoe

By Braydon Holmyard

Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium

RIO DE JANEIRO – Para-canoeist Erica Scarff always had natural athletic ability and was a competitive gymnast by the age of seven, until her world changed forever at age 12.

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September 15, 2016

Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball turning the page as decisions loom following challenging Rio Paralympics

By: Keegan Matheson

Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium

Sept. 15, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  -  In the last four Paralympic Games stretching back to 2000 in Sydney, Australia, the final buzzer of the Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball tournament has signalled the end of the gold medal game.

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September 15, 2016

Michael Sametz flashes his bright para-cycling potential with bronze medal win

By Quinton Amundson

Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium

Sept. 14, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil —When newly minted Paralympic gold medal para-cyclist Tristen Chernove watches his 20-year-old teammate Michael Sametz ride, he thinks he is looking at a future world champion.

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September 15, 2016

Benoit Huot plans to enjoy the experience in what could be his final Paralympic race

By Jim Morris

RIO DE JANEIRO _ Benoit Huot plans to soak it all in Thursday night.

Huot will compete in possibly his final Paralympic race when he steps onto the starting block for the S10 400-metre freestyle at Rio 2016.

The veteran from Longueuil, Que., swam four minutes, 10.58 seconds for the fourth fastest tim...

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September 15, 2016

Rivals in the pool rally to a common cause

Canadian and Brazilian will showdown tonight

By Ciaran Breen

Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium

Sept. 15, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – After coming fourth in the S10 50-metre freestyle last Friday night, Rio 2016 hometown-hero Andre Brasil tweeted, ‘Sport is like this: there are days when we...

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September 15, 2016

Canadian wrap-up on day 7: Canada with six medals, including two gold, hits 20-medal mark

Broadcast-quality video highlights are available at SendtoNews.com.

Team Canada photos are available at: http://tinyurl.com/hr4d833

Sept. 14, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Canada hit the 20-medal mark in spectacular fash...

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September 14, 2016

Goalball teams lose overtime thriller to Lithuania and close game to U.S.

Sept. 14, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Despite bringing their best game to their respective quarterfinals today, the Rio tournament ended for both Canada’s men’s and women’s goalball teams following close losses this evening.

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