Para athletes head to worlds

Four Saskatchewan connections selected to represent Canada at 2019 World Para Athletics Championships

Athletics Canada, September 27, 2019
Photo Credit: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee

Ottawa – Athletics Canada announced today the 28 athletes who have been selected to represent Canada at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships. The meet will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from November 7-15, 2019.

The group includes Saskatoon’s Ilana Dupont and Saskatchewan-based Jessica Frotten, as well as coaches Carla Nicholls and Rick Reelie.

The team is comprised of 15 men and 13 women, with 13 athletes returning from the 2017 World Championships team that finished 15th among competing nations at the event in London, England. Two years ago, Canada won 9 medals (4 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze) and earned 38 top 8 finishes.

“Diversity is the word that comes to mind,” said Carla Nicholls, Athletics Canada’s Para Performance Lead. “We have a great mix of veterans and rookies, men and women, with multiple sport classification entries – all who will be competing for a spot on the podium.”

Full Athletics Canada Release

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