Zachary Gingras runs to bronze in men’s T38 400-m

Canadian Paralympic Committee

August 31, 2021

20-year-old from Markham sets personal best in Paralympic debut


Zachary Gingras of Markham, Ont., produced a personal best time and won the bronze medal Tuesday in the men’s T38 400-m race at the Paralympic Games.

Jose Rodolfo Chessani Garcia of Mexico took the gold in 49.99 seconds with Mohamed Farhat Chida of Tunisia second in 50.33 and the 20-year-old Canadian snaring the bronze in 50.85 just edging out Irak’s Ali Al-Rikabi, fourth in 50.90.

Gingras, diagnosed with cerebral palsy, was eighth at the 2019 world championships in the event just weeks after winning the silver at the Parapan American Games.

His podium finish brings Canada’s medal total to 13 ( one gold, seven silver and five bronze). It is Canada’s third medal in athletics.

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