Checking in with Paralympians: Hear from Tristen Chernove, Nate Riech, and more

Canadian Paralympic Committee

September 22, 2020

Here’s a quick look at some recent updates


Canada’s Paralympians are staying busy, getting back to training, sharing their stories and opinions on social media, and more. We will check in regularly with what the nation’s Para athletes have been up to and share some of the top highlights here. 

Here’s a quick look at some recent updates: 

Parapan American Games medallist Patrick Waters was among the guests on a Swimming Canada chat about how to deal with setbacks, balancing life and training as well as focusing on yourself and what you can control.

Cycling Canada also recently held an athletes chat that included three-time Paralympic medallist Tristen Chernove. The discussion centered around mental health and athletic performance.

Canadian world champion and world record holder Para runner Nate Riech is now hosting his own podcast and has featured conversations with many of his fellow Canadian athletes. Recent guests have included Greg Stewart, Rob Shaw and Marissa Papaconstantinou. Here’s the latest episode with Stewart as guest: 

Para nordic star Mark Arendz provided a glowing review of the new Netflix documentary Rising Phoenix in an interview with CBC’s Devin Heroux.

Twenty-time Paralympic Games medallist Benoit Huot gave a Swimming 101 class to Radio-Canada reporter Mikael Roy in the summer.

Canada’s wheelchair racing ace Brent Lakatos is currently preparing for the London Marathon which is scheduled in less than two weeks. Lakatos is pleased with his training for the event so far.



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