Checking in with Paralympians: Lakatos lets the good times roll

Canadian Paralympic Committee

May 25, 2021

More exposure for Canadian Para athletes


Canada’s Paralympians are staying busy, 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: 

Wheelchair racer Brent Lakatos is in fine form three months from the Tokyo Games, with after another quadruple medal performance this past weekend at the Swiss Open Para athletics competition. Not to be outdone, Tristan Smyth of Lake Country, B.C., added gold in the 5000m wheelchair race.



Para judoka Priscilla Gagné was featured this week on the Tokyo 2020 website. She discusses her career, her coach, and her progress since 2016.

Wheelchair basketball player Patrick Anderson is among the athletes to star in the first official Paralympics video game, Pegasus Dream Tour, set to be released June 24. In the game, players can enjoy boccia, track and field, and other Para sports, participate in online Para sport competitions, and interact with the avatars of real Para athletes.



Multiple world champion Para triathlon star Stefan Daniel prepares to attack the frigid waters of Elk Lake in May as he undertakes another hard day of training for Tokyo 2020.


Both Para ice hockey player Liam Hickey and Paralympic swimming champion Katarina Roxon are spokespeople for the Newfoundland and Labrador Sport #HealthyMeBetterMe campaign currently underway.



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