Even though Canada’s Paralympians are not able to compete right now, or train at their normal pace, they are still keeping themselves busy whether it’s doing at-home workouts, virtual chatting with friends and family, or sharing their stories in the news and on social media. Each week, we compile various top social posts and articles to see what Canadian Para athletes have been up to. Here are some highlights from the past week:
Canadian Para athletes celebrated Canada Day on social media last week and shared their pride in representing their country every day. Here are a few examples:
Swimming continues to be a blessing, to be able to live in this country & meet some amazing people who inspire & challenge me to be better! I love looking at the positive & enjoy those great moments that Canada has given all of us. ℍ𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕪 ℂ𝕒𝕟𝕒𝕕𝕒 𝔻𝕒𝕪! 🇨🇦— Katarina Roxon (@Katarina_Roxon) July 1, 2020
Happy #CanadaDay! Can’t wait until we can represent the maple leaf on the 🏀 court again. Stay safe and Go Canada! 🇨🇦— Wheelchair Basketball Canada (@WCBballCanada) July 1, 2020
Bonne fête du Canada! Nous ne pouvons attendre de représenter à nouveau la feuille d’érable sur le terrain de 🏀. Restez en sécurité et allez Canada! 🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/l6GpccWpDS
Love my life, love my journey, love my country— Happy Canada Day!!! 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/9bD7oD0uVz— Erica Gavel (@EricaGavel) July 1, 2020
Stephanie Dixon, a 19-time Paralympic medallist and Canada’s chef de mission for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, was the guest on #TheResiliencyProject in which she talked about all the challenges she’s overcome in her amazing career in and out of the pool.
Paralympian Elisabeth Walker-Young was honored by U Sports last week as one the winners of the 2020 U SPORTS Honours Awards for her contribution to university sports in Canada.
Smart, Nearing, Hallihan, Walker-Young earn U SPORTS Honours Awards / Smart, Nearing, Hallihan et Walker-Young récipiendaires des Prix d’honneur U SPORTS— U SPORTS (@USPORTSca) June 30, 2020
🔗EN: https://t.co/bXIsdzXLxQ /🔗FR: https://t.co/1F3rdpIMj7#ChaseTheGlory | #ViserHaut pic.twitter.com/9ZslzpfJPy
Congratulations to Para cyclist Keely Shaw who recently completed her Master of Science in kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan. She took a ride back to the school on Sunday.
Radio-Canada flashbacked to the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens where Para swimmer Benoit Huot produced his finest career performance with five gold medals and one silver as well as three world records.