Checking in with Paralympians: Tokyo on their minds

Canadian Para athletes ready to deal with uniqueness of 2021 Games

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: 

Two Canadian Para swimmers were in the news last week. 

First, three-time Paralympian Katarina Roxon talks about missing her support group at the Games this summer due to travel restrictions.



While Roxon earned her ticket to Tokyo at the 2019 World Championships, Regina’s Krystal Shaw is overcoming challenges to gain her spot at the 2020 Team Trials in May.



Running Magazine caught up with world record holder Nathan Riech to talk about how he keeps redefining his limits in his quest for gold at the Paralympic Games.



Also, in the hunt for a spot on the Tokyo team is Para canoeist Mike Trauner. Injured while serving in Afghanistan, Trauner was inspired to pursue sports following his accident after a meeting with Prince Harry.



Members of the 2006 Para ice hockey Paralympic Winter Games team recalled their golden performance in Torino.