Category: Paralympics

Road to Beijing, September 20, 2021 While summer athletes were contending for Olympic and Paralympic medals in Tokyo, Canada’s top athletes in winter sports were preparing to qualify for the Games in Beijing in 2022. The Olympics are set for February 4-20, while the Paralympics are… Continue Reading “Road to Beijing”

2022 Mascots and, September 17, 2021Photo credit: International Paralympic Committee Meet Bing Dwen Dwen and Shuey Rhon Rhon. The Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games launched the names of the mascots. Bing Dwen Dwen is the Olympics mascot. Bing means… Continue Reading “2022 Mascots”

Paralympics Total Recap

With Day 12 of competition and the Closing Ceremony taking place on the same day, the Tokyo Paralympics have officially come to an end with Canada capturing 21 medals overall, including five gold, 10 silver and six bronze. Four of those silvers belonged to… Continue Reading “Paralympics Total Recap”

Paralympics Day 11 Recap

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… Continue Reading “Paralympics Day 11 Recap”

Paralympics Day 10 Recap

Newkirk finishes fourth, sets Canadian record In her final event of the Tokyo Paralympics, the women’s S6 100-metre backstroke, Para swimmer Shelby Newkirk set a new Canadian record and claimed fourth in the race with a time of one minute and 21.79 seconds. “I… Continue Reading “Paralympics Day 10 Recap”

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… Continue Reading “Paralympics Day 9 Recap”

Paralympics Day 8 Recap

Women’s sitting volleyball team advances to semifinals Melfort’s Julie Kozun and the rest of the Canadian women’s sitting volleyball team are bound for the semifinals after defeating Japan in three straight sets (25-19, 25-15 and 25-20) in their final preliminary game on Day 8… Continue Reading “Paralympics Day 8 Recap”

Paralympics Day 7 Recap

Shaw finishes fourth in time trial Midale Para cyclist Keely Shaw looked to claim her second medal of the Paralympics on Day 7 as she competed in the road cycling time trial. Shaw clocked a time of 42 minutes and 11.09 seconds in the… Continue Reading “Paralympics Day 7 Recap”

Paralympics Day 6 Recap

Men’s wheelchair basketball defeats Colombia, secures quarter-final sport The Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball team wrapped up round robin play on Day 6 of the Paralympics, defeating Colombia 63-52 to give them their second win of the tournament as well as spot in the quarterfinals.… Continue Reading “Paralympics Day 6 Recap”

Paralympics Day 5 Recap

Men’s wheelchair basketball team picks up first win at Games With a 74-64 victory against the Republic of Korea, the Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball team, including Regina’s Nik Goncin and Garrett Ostepchuk, secured their first win of the Tokyo Paralympics. The two teams battled… Continue Reading “Paralympics Day 5 Recap”