Weekly round-up: Paralympians provide valuable advice

Canadian Paralympic Committee

August 03, 2020

The Canadian Paralympic Committee launched its Unsung Heroes this past Thursday

Nathan Riech

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: 

The Canadian Paralympic Committee launched its Unsung Heroes this past Thursday. Hosted by Benoit Huot, the first episode featured two-time wheelchair curling Paralympic Games medallist Mark Ideson and his long-time physiotherapist Sari Shatil.

Three-time Paralympic Games gold medalist Patrick Anderson highlighted how wheelchair basketball transforms perceptions and brings people of all abilities together. If you can sit, you can play.

Canada’s Tokyo 2021 Chef de Mission and multiple Paralympic Games medallist Stephanie Dixon was the head counselor this week for Canadian Tire Jumpstart’s Summer Camp.   Guests included more of Team Canada’s amazing Olympic and Paralympic athletes – including Para swimmer Katarina Roxon.

Nathan Riech, the 1500m world champion Para runner and one of Canada’s top medal hope for Tokyo 2021, talks about his success and upcoming plans on Athletics Canada’s Instagram page.



Riech wasn’t done with his social media appointments. He also shared his #MyCanadianMoment with the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.



On AMI This Week Alex Smyth chats with Danielle Kisser, a Para swimmer who has taken a unique approach to training during the pandemic, by building herself a pool so that she can train.



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