Shot putter Greg Stewart wins Canada’s second gold at Paralympic Games

Canadian Paralympic Committee

September 01, 2021

35-year-old from Kamloops sets Games record


Greg Stewart won the gold medal in the men’s F46 shot put on Wednesday for Canada’s second gold medal at the Paralympic Games.

The seven-foot-two Stewart uncorked a 16.75 metre throw on his first attempt and it withstood all challenges through six rounds. Two-time world champion Nikita Prokhorov of RPC took the silver at 15.90 and Joshua Cinnamo of the U.S. was third at 15.65.

The competition was hyped as a battle between Stewart and Cinnamo. The American finished ahead of Stewart, born without the lower part of his left arm, in 2019 at both the Parapan American Games and world championships. 

Stewart’s podium in his Paralympic debut brings Canada’s medal count to 14 (two gold, seven silver and five bronze). It is Canada’s fourth medal in Para athletics.

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