Category: Paralympics

Paralympics Day 2 Recap

Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball team suffers opening game loss It was a tough start to the Paralympic Games for the men’s wheelchair basketball team as they were defeated by Spain 78-41 on Day 2. While Spain only outscored the Canadians 18-14 and 15-10 in… Continue Reading “Paralympics Day 2 Recap”

Paralympics Day 1 Recap

Shaw earns Canada’s first medal at the Tokyo Paralympics With a time of 3:48.342 seconds, Midale’s Keely Shaw set a personal best and defeated Australia’s Meg Lemon to capture bronze in the track Para cycling women’s C4 3,000-metre individual pursuit on Day 1 of… Continue Reading “Paralympics Day 1 Recap”

Paralympics Opening Ceremonies, August 24, 2021 The Tokyo Paralympic Games officially kicked off with Para judoka Priscilla Gagné carrying the flag for Canada at the Opening Ceremony. The focus now turns to competition with three Saskatchewan athletes set to compete on Day 1 in Tokyo. Five… Continue Reading “Paralympics Opening Ceremonies”

Rousell ready for Tokyo

I feel like I’m as prepared as I possibly can be at this time and hopefully prepared enough to be able to do well on the international stage. Ryan Rousell, Wheelchair fencer Written by Matt Johnson for Sask Sport When wheelchair fencing begins on… Continue Reading “Rousell ready for Tokyo”

Paralympic Flag Bearer, August 21, 2021 Para judo star Priscilla Gagné has been selected to represent Canada as flag bearer at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony on August 24. Currently ranked No. 2 in the world in the 52kg category, Gagné is set to… Continue Reading “Paralympic Flag Bearer”

Paralympics Broadcast, August 20, 2021Graphic credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee The performances of Canada’s Paralympians will be showcased across Canada like never before this year, with record hours of TV and livestream coverage of the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games available across the Canadian Paralympic Media… Continue Reading “Paralympics Broadcast”

Sask at Paralympics

Saskatchewan will send its largest contingent in history to the Paralympic Summer Games with 20 individuals from the province who will represent Canada in Tokyo Aug. 24 to Sept. 5. The Saskatchewan group includes eight athletes, four coaches, two support staff, four officials and… Continue Reading “Sask at Paralympics”

Kozun headed for Tokyo

Julie Kozun will be making her Paralympic debut with the Canadian women’s sitting volleyball team at the Tokyo Games running Aug. 24 to Sept. 5.  Kozun, who is the youngest member on the Canadian squad, helped the team to earn its Games’ spot at a last-chance qualifier… Continue Reading “Kozun headed for Tokyo”

Frotten headed to Tokyo

Canadian Paralympic Committee, July 30, 2021 Wheelchair racer Jessica Frotten will make her Paralympic debut when she heads to Tokyo for the Games at the end of August.  Frotten —who was born in Whitehorse, but lives and trains out of Regina— was one of 16 athletes named to Canada’s… Continue Reading “Frotten headed to Tokyo”

Gaudet Tokyo bound

Canadian Paralympic Committee, July 27, 2021Photo credit: Badminton Canada Regina’s Frank Gaudet has been selected to accompany Canada’s first-ever Para badminton athlete, Olivea Meier at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.  The sport is making its Paralympic debut at the Tokyo Summer Games and Meier will compete in… Continue Reading “Gaudet Tokyo bound”