Checking in with Paralympians: Para athletes get recognition

Canadian Paralympic Committee

December 21, 2020

Soccer and shooting stars earned some deserved spotlight

Liam Stanley

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. 

One of Canada’s top Para shooters Lyne Tremblay has gotten creative during COVID-19 to keep sharp and maintain her chances for a medal at the Paralympic Games next summer. Radio-Canada talked with Tremblay and her support staff.

Canada’s Samuel Charron is regarded as one of the top Para soccer players in the world. He scored 43 goals in 50 international games and was named the MVP at a tournament in Seville last year.



The International Paralympic Committee recently announced the first 18 medal events that will be included in the sports program at the 2026 Paralympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina, Italy. One of those is a new event – mixed doubles wheelchair curling – which got CBC’s curling guru Devin Heroux particularly excited.



Canadian world champion Para runner Nathan Riech was featured on the IPC’s website in a feature by Canadian journalist Teddy Katz. Riech is continuing an incredible family tradition of sports excellence.



Para swimmers Clémence Paré and Jacob Brayshaw, along with their respective mentors Mike Edey and Renate Terpstra, are among the 55 athlete-coach pairs who each received $10,000 in funding to help them along their journey.



Racing at the University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium a couple weekends ago, Liam Stanley crossed the finish line in the T37 5,000 metres in 15:54.5 – a world record. As he awaits ratification of his new world record, he spoke with Athletics Canada about the feat. 

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