Paralympics.ca, July 19, 2021
Photo credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee
Saskatchewan’s Nik Goncin and Garrett Ostepchuk were two of the 12 athletes named to the Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball squad who will compete at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
Goncin was with the Canadian team at the Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016, while it will be Ostepchuk’s first Paralympics.
“This is what we have been training for, and of course, I’m personally elated to be heading to Tokyo for my second Paralympic Games,” said Goncin. “Although the last 16 months have been challenging, we were gifted an additional year to grow as a team. I believe we have the right mix of talent and, more importantly, the right team mindset to have success in Tokyo.”
The Canadian men sit in Group A, where they will battle South Korea, Spain, Turkey, Colombia, and Japan. They will start their campaign on August 26 versus Spain and wrap up the preliminary stage opposite Colombia on August 30.
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