Paralympics Day 9 Recap

Frotten finishes eighth in 400-metre

With a time of one minute and 1.16 seconds, wheelchair racer Jessica Frotten finished eighth in the women’s T53 400-metre race on Day 9 of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

The Regina resident qualified for the final with a race of 59.98 seconds in her heat.

This was Frotten’s third event of the Games, she’ll wrap up her experience on Day 10 with the 4×100-m relay.

Shaw finishes Paralympics with road race

It was a rainy day in Tokyo as Midale’s Keely Shaw, competed in her final Paralympic event on a , the women’s C4-5 road race, finishing 13th.

A race time was not available.

This was Shaw’s third event of the Games. She previously competed in the road time trial, finishing fourth, and opened the Games by winning Canada’s first medal, a bronze in the track 3,000-metre individual pursuit, on Day 1 of the Paralympics.

Paralympic Notes: Para swimmer Aurelie Rivard picked up her fifth medal of the Tokyo Paralympics, winning silver in the women’s S10 100-metre backstroke with a time of one minute and 8.94 seconds…it was another silver medal for Brent Lakatos, his fourth of the Games, completing the men’s T53 800-m wheelchair race in a time of 1:36.62…Canada’s medal count: 18 (3 Gold, 10 Silver, 5 Bronze).

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