Santiago 2023 Day 8 Preview: Canadian men aiming for wheelchair basketball bronze

Canadian Paralympic Committee

November 25, 2023

Semifinals in boccia and Para badminton; final day for Para athletics

Pat Anderson in wheelchair basketball action, dribbling the ball

SANTIAGO – The penultimate day of competition at the Santiago 2023 Parapan Am Games has arrived, and Canada is competing in five sports, with medal opportunities in wheelchair basketball, Para athletics, boccia, and Para badminton.

Below is what’s on the schedule for the Canadian Parapan Am Team on Day 8, Saturday November 25.

Wheelchair Basketball
The Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball team will play for the bronze medal – and more importantly, a chance to keep their Paris 2024 chances alive – on Saturday, against Argentina at 2:30 p.m. local / 12:30 p.m. ET. The squad needs to finish third in the tournament in order to play in April’s last chance qualification event for the Paralympic Games.

Canada, silver medallists at the last Parapan Am Games, closed out preliminary play this week with a 56-49 win over Argentina and will aim for the same result in the bronze medal game.

Para Athletics
Four Canadians are in action for the final day of Para athletics competition, including Sheriauna Haase, a bronze medallist earlier this week in the 200 metres. On Saturday, she will race in the women’s T47 100m. The heats take place at 3:44 p.m. in Santiago, with the final at 6:03 p.m. The 17-year-old was fifth in the 100m at the 2023 world championships in a Canadian record time of 12.42 seconds.

Alister McQueen is up in the men’s F57 javelin starting at 3:27 p.m. The two-time Paralympian, and Rio 2016 silver medallist, is participating in his fourth Parapan Am Games. He has two bronze from Guadalajara 2011.

Also on deck for Canada are Tianna Rissling in the women’s T36/37/38 long jump starting at 4:54 p.m. and Charlotte Bolton in the women’s F41 discus, commencing at 6:35 p.m.

Canada’s boccia roster is looking to add to the four medals it captured in individual play earlier this week, with the country’s BC4 pairs and BC1-2 team entries playing in the semifinals.

First up are Alison Levine and Iulian Ciobanu in BC4 pairs, taking on Mexico at 9:30 a.m. The BC1-2 team of Lance Cryderman, Danik Allard, and Kristyn Collins will then face Chile at 10:40 a.m.

The medal matches take place later in the day, with the BC4 pairs gold and bronze medal games running at 2 p.m. and the BC1-2 team final placement games at 3:20 p.m.

Para Badminton
Canada is competing in three bronze medal games in Para badminton on Saturday, with several other semifinal duels on tap.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympian Olivia Meier will face off against Jenny Ventocilla of Peru in the women’s singles SL4 bronze medal game. Their match is fourth on court after a 9 a.m. start. Scheduled fifth on his court is Pascal Lapointe, in the men’s singles SL4 bronze medal battle versus Brazil’s Breno Eduardo Johann.

And in men’s doubles WH1-WH2, Bernard Lapointe and Mikhail Bilenky will face Peruvians Fernando Vilcachagua and Roberth Fajardo for a spot on the podium.

In semifinals are William Roussy in men’s singles SL3, Yuka Chokyu in women’s singles WH1, Bilenky in men’s singles WH1, and Bernard Lapointe in men’s singles WH2.

CP Football
Canada will face Chile in the fifth-place classification match at 2:30 p.m. local / 12:30 p.m. ET. The Canadian squad, 0-5 through the preliminaries but dealing with a few key injuries, will hope to end its tournament on a winning note. In their previous game against Chile earlier this week, they lost 2-1.

Please note schedules are subject to change. The complete schedule for November 25 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. Please note not all sports may be available each day.

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