Tag: Para Swimming

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 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”

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”

Ens making debut

Para swimmer Nikita Ens, who hails from Meadow Lake, is making her Paralympic debut in Tokyo starting on Day 4 with the SM4 150-metre individual medley. She’ll also be competing in S3 50-m backstroke and the S3 100-m freestyle later in the Games. This… Continue Reading “Ens making debut”

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

Paralympics.ca, 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”

Newkirk, Ens nominated

Swimming Canada, May 11, 2021  Nikita Ens is among seven athletes announced Tuesday by Swimming Canada as provisional nominees to the Paralympic team.  Swimming Canada’s Para swimming Selection Committee made the decision after the cancellation of the Paralympic Swimming Trials slated for June. The seven swimmers… Continue Reading “Newkirk, Ens nominated”