Tokyo 2020 Social Check-in: Stewart shares reminder his gold was a team effort

Canadian Paralympic Committee

September 02, 2021

First time Paralympians savour experience


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.

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: 

Greg Stewart posted a message that you don’t win a gold medal without a lot of help and support.



All three Canadian paddlers made their Games debut this morning and advanced to the semifinals. Mathieu St-Pierre’s partner shared the news.

Para swimmer Nicholas Bennett reflects on his first Paralympic Games experience. Only 17, Bennett reached three finals in his Games debut. He was the youngest member on the Canadian team in Tokyo. 



How about the performance by Canada’s women’s sitting volleyball team – seventh at the 2016 Games in Rio, they are headed to the medal round and face China on Friday in the semifinals. Amber Skyrpan has been a member of the team since its inception in 2008.



Marissa Papaconstantinou was celebrated by both her high school Crothers Secondary School and Ryerson University, where she studies sports media.



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