Tokyo 2020 Social Check-in: Keely Shaw celebrates her bronze medal

Canadian Paralympic Committee

August 25, 2021

Chef de mission cheering on Team Canada


The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games is finally here! And as Canada’s Paralympians compete over the next two weeks, 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.

Be sure to follow @CDNParalympics on Instagram and Twitter for all the latest news and posts. 

Here’s a quick look at some recent updates: 

Para cyclist Keely Shaw won Canada’s first medal of the Games, earning a bronze on the track in the women’s C4 3,000m individual pursuit. She documented on Facebook.

Canada’s chef de mission Stephanie Dixon has kept busy over the last two days. She marched in the Opening Ceremony behind flag bearer Priscilla Gagné then tested out her new drum at the goalball venue.



Mayor John Tory helped raised the Canadian Paralympic Committee flag at City Hall on Tuesday to show Toronto’s support for the Games and Canada’s Paralympians.  



Wheelchair fencer Ryan Rousell made his Paralympic Games debut in men’s sabre and while he came up short he served notice he is planning a long career.



A post shared by Ryan Rousell (@ryanrousell)


Benoit Huot, Canada’s 20-time medallist in Para swimming, is once again working as a broadcaster and reporter at the Tokyo Games. Here he is with Radio-Canada’s Jean-St-Onge.



A post shared by Benoit Huot (@benhuot)


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