Archive for the ‘Sports/Paralympics’ Category

Paralympic cyclist Chernove chasing BC Epic 1000 record, but Tokyo remains top of mind

Friday, July 17th, 2020

Starting July 18, Tristen Chernove departs from Fernie, B.C., and will bike over one thousand kilometres to Merritt. He also made the event a fundraiser with money going to the Paralympic Foundation, the same organization that helped Chernove transition into competitive cycling.

Alex Zanardi’s neurological condition grave after accident in handbike event

Saturday, June 20th, 2020

Italian race car champion-turned-Paralympic gold medallist Alex Zanardi remained stable Sunday but is at risk of unforeseen complications, doctors say, after crashing his handbike into a truck and smashing his face on Friday.

Bureaucratic fight forcing some athletes to miss out on Tokyo Games

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Canada's wheelchair basketball program will go into Tokyo with a different team than it qualified with due to new eligibility policies put in place by the sport's organizing bodies.

Canadian wheelchair basketball player ruled ineligible to compete at Tokyo 2020

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Four-time Canadian Paralympian and two-time Paralympic gold medallist David Eng has been ruled ineligible to compete at Tokyo 2020. The decision came down on Thursday as a result of the athlete eligibility reassessment process conducted by the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation.

In 2 crazy weeks, Erica Gavel defended masters thesis and qualified Canada for Tokyo 2020

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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Since joining Canada's national wheelchair basketball team in 2014, Erica Gavel has balanced sport and education. But the two worlds came to a boiling point this past summer and the experience will help Gavel stay balanced in Tokyo 2020 where she'll compete but also see her research applied directly to athletes.

Delayed Paralympics has reinforced swim great Aurélie Rivard’s determination to succeed

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

In the wake of the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, one of Canada's most prolific Paralympic swimmers is asking the big questions about why she does what she does and what's really important.

Canada’s wheelchair rugby team qualifies for Tokyo Paralympics

Sunday, March 8th, 2020
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Canada's wheelchair rugby team is heading to the Tokyo Paralympics after they defeated Columbia at the IWRF Paralympic qualification in Richmond, B.C. on Sunday.

Canada tops France to remain perfect at wheelchair rugby Paralympic qualifier

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

Canada's wheelchair rugby team improved to 6-0 at the IWRF Paralympic qualification tournament on Saturday with a win over France.

Canada’s wheelchair rugby team beats Sweden, remains undefeated at Paralympic qualifier

Friday, March 6th, 2020

Canada's wheelchair rugby team continued its strong start to the IWRF Paralympic qualification tournament by beating Sweden 55-39 in Richmond, B.C. on Friday.

Canada’s wheelchair rugby team dominates Colombia for 2nd win at Paralympic qualifier

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Canada's wheelchair rugby team claimed a dominant 62-35 victory over Colombia in their preliminary round match at the IWRF Paralympic qualification tournament in Richmond, B.C. on Thursday.