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le August 15, 2007

Ian Kent takes silver in table tennis; swimming and athletics also swell Canada's medal total

 

The placing significantly increases Kent’s chances of making it to the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

“Wayne Lo is a very strong player. It
went four games – Ian lost 11-4 in the third – and then took it in the
fourth to earn a spot at the gold medal game. It’s unbelievable,” said
table tennis coach John Mac...

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le August 14, 2007

Dunkerley, Dailey have golden run, but fall short of world record

  Dunkerley and Dailey were on track to beat the world record over the first three laps, but they petered out on the fourth.   “We hit the wall (on the last lap).
It’s heartbreaking because you know you’re on pace and you’re going
hard. It might have been a little too much to finish off strong,” said
Dunkerley.   The world re...

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le August 14, 2007

Canada's sitting volleyball team makes official international debut August 15

José Rebelo, head coach of the Canadian team, was in touch with the
Brazilian head coach prior to the tournament, and both agreed that it
would be a good idea to get some game time in prior to the actual
tournament. Team Canada also scrimmaged with Team USA prior to the
competition.

“We came here to play as muc...

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le August 14, 2007

Canada's seven-a-side football team at Parapanamerican Games buoyed by BC players

  A driving force behind spreading the
sport in Canada is the team’s goalkeeper Ross MacDonald, of Vancouver,
BC, who coordinates the seven-a-side football program nationally and
also provincially through his day job at SportAbility BC.   “I’ve played soccer since I was six
or seven years old until I was 13. But then I s...

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le August 13, 2007

Canadian swimmers rake in medals at Parapanamerican Games; Table tennis comes up with bronze

  Also winning gold were Donovan
Tildesley, of Vancouver, BC, in the 100m free in 1:01.59 (S11
category), Brian Hill, of Duncan, BC, in the 100m individual medley in
2:27.12 (S13) and Valerie Grand’Maison, of Montreal, QC, in the 200m
individual medley in 2:32.33 (S13).   Canada’s 4x100m women’s freestyle
relay te...

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