Athletics Canada nominates 24 athletes to Team Canada for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Brent Lakatos competes in Toronto

Aug. 11, 2016 - OTTAWA – Athletics Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee have announced the nomination of 24 athletes for selection to Team Canada for this September’s Paralympic Games in Rio.

Canada wins 11 medals at 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships

Brent Lakatos

Led by a quadruple medal performance by Brent Lakatos – including three gold - Canada collected 11 medals from October 22-31 at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships.


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IPC Athletics Press Release - Four world recrods fall at IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Nottwil

Becky Richter with gold medal

Four world records fell on Saturday (30 May), day two of the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Nottwil, Switzerland, as the Netherlands’ Marlou van Rhijn (T43), Italy’s Martina Caironi (T42), and Finland’s Toni Piispanen (T51) all smashed their own 100m world records, and Canada’s Becky Richter broke the 26-year-old 100m T51 mark.

IPC Athletics World Championships

Josh Cassidy
Event on: 22 October 2015
Event on: October 22, 2015

Event Information:

Doha, Qatar

The 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar, will be one of the last major competitions ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Being held between 22-31 October, the competition will feature around 1,300 athletes from 90 countries and will take place in the 12,000 capacity Qatar Sports Club’s - Suhaim Bin Hamam stadium.

Source: IPC

Paralympians race to silver and bronze on rain-soaked track in Glasgow

Canada’s Paralympians contributed to the Canadian athletics team’s medal tally Thursday night at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning silver and bronze medals in the 1500-metre wheelchair races.

Under pouring rain and heavy humidity, Diane Roy (Sherbooke, Que.) aggressively led the women’s race the entire way until edged at the finish line by Australian Angela Ballard, who finished in 3:59.20.