Tag: Nik Goncin

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 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 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 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”

Paralympics Day 4 Recap

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… Continue Reading “Paralympics Day 4 Recap”

Paralympics Day 3 Recap

Canadian women’s sitting volleyball team lose opener 3-2 Melfort attacker Julie Kozun and the Canadian women’s sitting volleyball team got their first action of the Paralympic Games on Day 3 and unfortunately it ended in a 3-2 loss to Brazil. Canada won the first… Continue Reading “Paralympics Day 3 Recap”

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”

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”

Goncin, Ostepchuk at Paralympics

Paralympics.ca, July 19, 2021Photo credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee Saskatchewan’s Nik Goncin and Garrett Ostepchuk were two of the 12 athletes named to the Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball squad who will compete at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Goncin was with the Canadian team at the… Continue Reading “Goncin, Ostepchuk at Paralympics”