Canada loses bronze to Brazil in women’s sitting volleyball
The Canadian women’s sitting volleyball team, including Melfort’s Julie Kozun, lost to Brazil 3-1 in the bronze medal match of Day 11 of the Paralympics.
Brazil won the opening set 25-15, but the red and white fought hard in the following two sets, winning the second 26-24 before losing third 24-26. The fourth and final set went to Brazil 25-14 as did the victory and the bronze medal.
Kozun had six points in the game.
Paralympic Notes: Canada’s fifth gold medal of the Games went to T38 1500-metre racer Nate Riech, who clocked a Paralympic record time of three minutes and 58.92 seconds…wheelchair racer Brent Lakatos has been named Canada’s flag bearer for the Closing Ceremony after winning four silver medals at the Games with one event, the T53/54 marathon still to go…Canada’s medal count: 21 (6 Gold, 10 Silver, 5 Bronze).