CPC to unveil Canadian Paralympic Sport Award winners for Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games

Canadian Paralympic Committee

August 18, 2023

Winners to be announced daily starting August 21 on CPC digital platforms


OTTAWA – With celebrations to mark one year to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games upcoming at the end of August, the Canadian Paralympic Committee will be recognizing the outstanding achievements of Canadian athletes at the past two Games with the Canadian Paralympic Sport Awards for Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022.

The Canadian Paralympic Sport Awards are handed out after each Games and symbolize the CPC’s commitment to celebrate the performances of the Canadian Paralympic Team. This year’s edition will virtually recognize the winners from both the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.

“We are filled with pride as we celebrate the incredible athletes whose performances ignited the world stage at the Tokyo and Beijing Paralympic Games,” said Karen O’Neill, CEO, Canadian Paralympic Committee. “These Games were unlike any others – our athletes faced unparalleled obstacles, from travel restrictions to altered training environments, yet their resilience and creativity shone through. We recognize the passion and unwavering commitment that each athlete embraced in the face of extremely challenging conditions to be able to compete at their best in Tokyo and Beijing.

“As we reflect on these achievements, we look forward to Paris 2024, knowing that the spirit of the Paralympic community will continue to elevate and drive transformative change in the years ahead.”

Recipients will be announced each weekday over a two-week period on Paralympic.ca and the CPC’s social media channels starting August 21. Winners will be awarded in each of the following categories, for both the 2020 and 2022 Games:

Best Paralympic Debut by a Female Athlete
Best Paralympic Debut by a Male Athlete
Best Team Performance
Best Male Athlete
Best Female Athlete

Coaching awards will be announced later this year.

For more information on the Canadian Paralympic Sport Awards, please visit Paralympic.ca/sport-awards.

Check out Paralympic.ca and the CPC’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts @CDNParalympics each weekday from August 21 to September 1 to find out the winners.

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