Ens sets Canadian record in Paralympic debut
It was a record-breaking performance for Nikita Ens on Day 4 of the Paralympics as the Meadow Lake Para swimmer finished the women’s SM3 150-metre individual medley in a time of 4:34.01 seconds, setting a new Canadian record.
Unfortunately, the time wasn’t fast enough to qualify Ens for the event’s final and she did not advance.
Ens has two more events left at the Games, the S3 50-m backstroke on Day 5 and the S3 100-m freestyle on Day 6.
Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball loses to Japan
Another narrow defeat dropped the Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball team, including Regina’s Nik Goncin and Garrett Ostepchuk, to 0-3 at the Paralympics after they lost 62-56 to Japan on Day 4.
Canada led 30-19 at the halfway point of the game, but the Japanese team launched a comeback in the final two quarters to close the gap to 44-38 at the end of the third and then outscored Canada 24-12 in the fourth to claim the victory.
Goncin tallied 20 points in the game.
Canada has two games left on their round robin schedule and will face the Republic of Korea on Day 5 and Colombia on Day 6. Playoffs will follow.
Read the full story on wheelchairbasketball.ca.
Paralympic Notes: Read the full Day 4 recap here…Canada got its first gold medal as Para swimmer Aurelie Rivard finished first in the women’s S10 100-m freestyle wit a world time of 58.14…Brent Lakatos added a silver medal to Canada’s total in the men’s T54 5000-m wheelchair race…Canada’s medal count: 8 (1 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze)