Nathan Riech wins Canada’s first gold of the Parapan Am Games

Canadian Paralympic Committee

August 24, 2019

He won in a Parapan Am Games record time of 4:03.72

Nate Riech and Liam Stanley with the Canadian flag.

Middle distance runner Nathan Riech has captured Canada’s first gold medal of the Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games, crossing the line first in the T37/38 1500m race. He won in a Parapan Am Games record time of 4:03.72. This is his first Parapan Am Games medal, in his maiden multi-sport Games appearance. 


Canada’s Liam Stanley won the silver medal with a T37 Parapan Am record time of 4:12.13, while Mitchell Chase finished fifth. 

“I was happy with my execution,” said Riech. “I wanted to run faster but I was aiming for the world record. First I wanted the Parapan Am record. I wanted to set up the race so me and Liam could medal and hopefully Mitchell could also get a medal. I like to go out hard because for me there is a bigger gap if I lose air in the last 100.” 

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