Tag: wheelchair racing

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 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 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”