Canadian Paralympic Sport Awards: Flag bearer Brent Lakatos takes home four silver in Tokyo

Canadian Paralympic Committee

August 30, 2023

Prolific wheelchair racer, Best Male Athlete, now has 11 Paralympic medals


Brent Lakatos was one of the busiest athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, racing in six events ranging in distance from a 100-metre sprint to the marathon.

Tokyo was the first Games the wheelchair racer added long distance events to his repertoire, and he ended up capturing four medals, all silver. He sat atop the second step of the podium in the men’s T54 5000m, T53 400m, T53 100m, and T53 1500m.

Competing in his fifth Paralympic Games, Lakatos was ultimately named Canada’s Closing Ceremony flag bearer. He has now filled his trophy case with 11 Paralympic medals – one gold, eight silver, and two bronze. In Tokyo, he also officially became Canada’s most decorated male wheelchair racer, surpassing André Viger’s 10 medals.

“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to represent Canada, and I’m so grateful to the CPC [Canadian Paralympic Committee] for all they do and for this award,” said Lakatos on winning Best Male Athlete. “I look forward to racing and competing in Paris.”

Tokyo 2020 Canadian Paralympic Sport Awards

Best Paralympic Debut by a Female Athlete – Kate O’Brien
Best Paralympic Debut by a Male Athlete – Nate Riech
Best Team Performance – Women’s Sitting Volleyball
Best Male Athlete – Brent Lakatos
Best Female Athlete – To be announced

The Canadian Paralympic Sport Awards recognize outstanding athlete and team performances at the Paralympic Games. For more information visit

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