The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games is here! And as Canada’s Paralympians compete through the Games, we’ll take the daily pulse of the Games excitement on social media by sharing a few of the best posts from the Canadian Paralympic Team, its fans, and Canadian media.
Here’s a quick look at some recent updates:
Devin Heroux of CBC, in Japan since mid-July covering both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, was poolside to gather initial reactions from Danielle Dorris after her gold medal and world record performance in the S7 50m butterfly.
“I’m so happy. I can’t believe that time”— Devin Heroux (@Devin_Heroux) September 3, 2021
🇨🇦Danielle Dorris breaks the world record twice in one day to win gold in the S7 50m butterfly.
The 18-year-old from Moncton, New Brunswick is a Paralympic champion and is beaming here. #Paralympics pic.twitter.com/NDNWmMye0g
Canadian athletes have been returning home over the last few days following the conclusion of their events, and for Amy Burk of the women’s goalball team family was waiting.
Canada’s chef de mission Stephanie Dixon salutes the parents of Canada’s Paralympians.
Greg Stewart and Brent Lakatos were probably swapping medal stories when this photo was taken.
Day 8 was a good day :) pic.twitter.com/LCkVrcIXcm— Brent Lakatos (@BrentLak) September 2, 2021
Student journalists from Centennial College in Toronto have provided blanket coverage of the Games so far that you can check out at Torontoobserver.com. Here are a couple of outstanding pieces.
Rio '16 silver-medalist Tess Routliffe couldn't attend #Paralympics, but is finding lots of enjoyment in watching her teammates compete, including best friend Aurélie Rivard who has 5 medals in Tokyo— Jessa Braun (@jessabraun) September 2, 2021
I got the chance to chat with Routliffe:#paratokyo20https://t.co/hvEvWIbnuY
Got a chance to speak to Olivia Meier's coach Frank Gaudet ahead of her first match last night. Some great insight on what she's been doing to help prepare herself for the biggest stage of para-badminton at the #Paralympics . #paratokyo20 @storyartscentre https://t.co/XPkHW5BhJD— Rory Sumner (@SumnerRory) September 2, 2021