Santiago 2023 Day 3 Preview: Canadian Parapan Am Team looking for more victories

Canadian Paralympic Committee

November 20, 2023

Round-robin action continues in goalball, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, CP Football

Rio Kanda Kovac in wheelchair rugby action at Santiago 2023

SANTIAGO – The Santiago 2023 Parapan Am Games heads into its third day of action on Monday November 20, with Canadian athletes well into competition in many sports. Play continues across several team sports and individual tournaments, with medals also up for grabs in Para swimming and Shooting Para sport. Canadians will be competing in nine sports on Day 3:

The Canadian women’s goalball team returns to play after a day off and will face Peru at 12 p.m. local / 10 a.m. ET, looking for its first win. The men’s squad, currently with a record of 1-1, takes on Argentina at 4:30 p.m. local / 2:30 p.m. ET.

Wheelchair Rugby
It’s a busy day for Canada’s wheelchair rugby squad, 2-0 so far in Santiago, with two preliminary matches on the docket on Monday. First up is hosts Chile at 11 a.m. local / 9 a.m. ET followed by a battle versus Colombia at 4:30 p.m. local / 2:30 p.m. ET.

Para Archery
The second seed in the men’s compound open ranking round on Sunday, Kyle Tremblay will now compete in the quarterfinals starting at 10:05 a.m. local / 8:05 a.m. ET. His opponent will be either Puerto Rican Ricardo Rosario or Ecuador’s Joffre Villavicencio, who are facing off in the round of 16 earlier in the morning. The semifinals, should he advance, will also be conducted on Monday.

Preliminary play continues with another full day of individual boccia competition. Lance Cryderman and Marco Dispaltro get things underway for Canada with matches at 9:30 a.m. local / 7:30 a.m. ET, with Alison Levine up at 10:40 a.m., Joelle Guerette at 11:50 a.m. and 5:50 p.m., Ryan Rondeau at 2 p.m., Danik Allard and Kristyn Collins at 3:30 p.m., and Dispaltro and Iulian Ciobanu at 4:40 p.m.

Wheelchair Basketball
Canada will close out wheelchair basketball action for the day, with the men facing Argentina at 8:30 p.m. local / 6:30 p.m. ET. The team currently sits with a 2-0 record in preliminary play. The Canadian women’s squad has the day off, and will return Tuesday.

Para Swimming
Canada’s first gold medallist in Santiago, Ruby Stevens, returns to the pool for the women’s 200m individual medley SM6 final, scheduled for 9:45 a.m. local.

Joining her in morning finals are Myriam Soliman (women’s 100m breaststroke SB7 at 9:08 a.m.), Jesse Canney (men’s 100m breaststroke SB14 at 9:14 a.m.), and Jordan Tucker in the women’s 150m individual medley SM4 final at 9:20 a.m. and women’s 50m butterfly S5 at 9:28 a.m.

In the evening session, Justine Morrier will race in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB14 final, set for 5 p.m.

CP Football
With a 0-2 record so far, Canada is looking for its first win in CP Football and will take on host nation Chile at 5 p.m. local / 3 p.m. ET.

Wheelchair Tennis
Five of Canada’s wheelchair tennis players will be in action. First up will be Mitch McIntyre in his opening quad singles match at 11 a.m. local time. He will be followed on the same court by Thomas Venos in the men’s singles quarterfinals.

The men’s and women’s doubles tournaments also start Monday, with each draw featuring eight pairs. Venos and Barry Henderson will take the court not before 4 p.m. while Anne-Marie Dolinar and Natalia Lanucha also are set for their opening duel later in the day.  

Shooting Para Sport
Canada’s two Shooting Para sport entries, Doug Blessin and Lyne Tremblay, will compete in the mixed 10m air rifle prone SH2. Qualification rounds start at 11 a.m. local / 9 a.m. ET.

The complete schedule for November 20 can be found on the Santiago 2023 Parapan Am website HERE.


The free CBC Gem streaming service,, and the CBC Sports App for iOS and Android devices will be offering streaming feeds throughout the Games. Additionally, there will be broadcast on CBC TV as part of CBC Sports Presents weekend programming. For full details on broadcast and streaming schedules, please visit official broadcaster of Santiago 2023, the Pan Am Sports Channel, will also be available for free in Canada throughout the event, offering additional live feeds of sports coverage.

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