Archive for the ‘Sports/Paralympics’ Category

Canada’s Auré​​​​​​​lie Rivard breaks para swimming world record in 400m freestyle

Sunday, December 1st, 2019
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Auré???????lie Rivard of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., broke her second para swimming world record in as many days Sunday, clocking four minutes 26.69 seconds in the women's 400-metre freestyle S10.

Canada’s Riech wins gold, Stewart silver at final day of para athletic worlds

Friday, November 15th, 2019
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Canadian Nate Riech set a championship record and won gold in the men's 1500m T38 Friday in Dubai on the final day of the para athletic world championships.

Austin Ingram sets Canadian record in 100m T13, finishes 4th at World Para Athletics Championships

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
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Canadian Austin Ingram set a national record with a time of 10.99 seconds in finishing fourth in the men's 100m T13 at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai on Wednesday.

Brent Lakatos wins 2nd gold, Renee Foessel takes bronze at World Para Athletic Championships

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
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Canadian Brent Lakatos captured his second gold at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai on Saturday in the men's 800m T53 Final Tuesday with a mark of 1:40.59.

Canadian Brent Lakatos takes silver, 2nd medal at World Para Athletics Championships

Saturday, November 9th, 2019
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Brent Lakatos won silver in the Men's 400 T53 Final at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai on Friday, adding to a gold won on Friday.

Canadian Brent Lakatos wins gold at World Para Athletics Championships

Friday, November 8th, 2019
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Canadian Brent Lakatos won a gold medal in the Men’s 100m T53 event at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai on Friday with a mark of 14.59.

Paralympic champion Martina Caironi tests positive for steroid

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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Two-time Paralympic gold medallist Martina Caironi was provisionally suspended Wednesday after testing positive for a steroid. The 30-year-old won the T42 100 metres at the 2012 London Games and 2016 Rio Games.

Watch the World Para Athletics Championships

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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Watch live coverage of the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai.

Belgian Paralympian chooses to end own life after battle with incurable spinal disease

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
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Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort died by euthanasia on Tuesday aged 40 after a battle with an incurable and degenerative spinal condition which she described after winning her medals as becoming harder and harder to bear.

The secret to Ukraine’s Paralympic success

Monday, October 7th, 2019
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At the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, Ukraine won the third most medals. The result was the best yet for a country that since 1996 has moved up the medals table faster than any country in Paralympic history.