Excitement reigns on social media with less than 100 days to Paralympic Games

Canadian Paralympic Committee

May 18, 2021

One year delay only heightens eagerness

Nate Riech

From the media to sport organizations to the athletes themselves, social media was alight with excitement as we hit the 100-day mark to the Paralympic Games in Tokyo this summer on Sunday. 

CBC.ca blitzed their website with several stories about Canadian Paralympians: 

Nate Riech wrote a piece for the site’s Player’s Own Voice segment:



CBC’s Scott Russell sat down with IPC president Andrew Parsons to discuss the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and the future of the Paralympic Movement.



Sprinter Marissa Papaconstantinou discussed her comeback from disappointment in Rio to contend in Tokyo.



Much more content from CBC’s 100 Days to Tokyo coverage is available at CBC.ca/sports/paralympics

Lori Ewing of The Canadian Press talked to Patrick Anderson, Brent Lakatos and Canada’s chef de mission Stephanie Dixon about the upcoming Games.



Among other athletes celebrating the 100-day mark were Trevor Hirschfield of Canada’s national wheelchair rugby team and Tara Llanes of the women’s wheelchair basketball team, who expressed their sentiments on Instagram about the long wait to Tokyo.





A post shared by Tara Llanes (@tarallanes)


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