paralympics

Diane Roy 7th in marathon on final day of Paralympic Games


From Athletics Canada:

London, UK- Canada’s track and field team recorded another top eight performance on this the final day of competition at the 2012 Paralympic Games. The team closes out the Games with a total of nine medals, one new Paralympic Games record, seven new Canadian record, 28 top eight performances and 11 personal bests.

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Keira-Lyn Frie 6th; Nathan DeWitt 8th today in athletics competition at Paralympic Games


From Athletics Canada:

LONDON, UK – Canadian track and field athletes recorded a pair of top eight finishes today in athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympic Games. Keira-Lyn Frie of Saskatoon, Sask., and Nathan DeWitt of Surrey, B.C., finished sixth and eighth respectively in the wheelchair T54 and T34 100-metres.

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Three medals and three Canadian records on the track yesterday at Paralympic Games


From Athletics Canada:

LONDON, UK – The Canadian athletics (track and field) team added three medals to its tally today, two silver and a bronze, bringing the team total to nine thus far at the Paralympic Games (1 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze). Jason Dunkerley and guide runner Josh Karanja, both of Ottawa, Ont., and Brent Lakatos of Dorval, Que., won silver medals while Virginia McLachlan of Windsor, Ont., won bronze. All three podiums were recorded in new Canadian record times.

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Josh Cassidy 5th; Rachael Burrows 6th today on the track at 2012 Paralympic Games


From Athletics Canada:

LONDON, UK – Canadian track and field athletes recorded a pair of top eight finishes today in athletics competition at the Paralympic Games. Josh Cassidy and Rachael Burrows, both of Ottawa, Ont., finished fifth and sixth respectively in the T54 800-metres and T34 200-metres.

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Lakatos and Stilwell have silver touch at Paralympic Games


From Athletics Canada:

London, UK – Brent Lakatos of Dorval, Que., and Michelle Stilwell of Nanoose Bay, B.C., each won silver medals today, Canada’s fifth and sixth medals on this the sixth day of track and field competition at the 2012 Paralympic Games.

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Kyle Pettey 6th in F34 shot put on day 5 of track and field at Paralympic Games


From Athletics Canada:

London, UK – Canada’s best track and field finish on day five of action at the Paralympic Games came from Kyle Pettey of Brampton, Ont., in the men’s F34 classification shot put final. Pettey placed sixth with a seasonal best of 11.41-metres. Morocco’s Azeddine Nouiri took gold with a world record throw of 13.10-metres. “I feel pretty good, five guys beat the world record and I registered my second best throw ever so I’m pretty happy.”

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Jason Dunkerley and Josh Karanja win T11 1500m bronze in record time


From Athletics Canada:

London, UK – Today in London at the 2012 Paralympic Games Jason Dunkerley and guide runner Josh Karanja won Canada’s fourth track and field medal. “This is very special, I have a great guy here (guide runner Josh Karanja), we’ve been working together for a few years,” said an ecstatic Dunkerley.

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Brent Lakatos wins silver on day 3 of track and field at Paralympic Games


From Athletics Canada:

London, UK -Brent Lakatos of Dorval, Que., won Canada’s third track and field and Canada’s 11th medal overall at the 2012 Paralympic Games. Day three of the track and field competition also saw two new Canadian records and three more top eight performances from Keira-Lyn Frie of Saskatoon, Sask., Alister McQueen of Calgary, Alta.., and Curtis Thom of Mississauga, Ont.

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Stilwell golden on day two of track and field at Paralympic Games


From Athletics Canada:

London, UK – Michelle Stilwell of Nanoose Bay, B.C., today won Canada’s second track and field and Canada’s eight medal overall at the 2012 Paralympic Games. Stilwell won gold in the women’s T52 classification 200-metres in a new Paralympic Games record time of 33.80 seconds. “From the beginning the crowd had a roar and the roar kept going, I’m so happy right now, I’ve put everything into this for the last four years. My whole family is here and I couldn’t be happier to share this with them.”

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Virginia McLachlan wins Canada’s first track and field medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games


From Athletics Canada:

LONDON, UK – Virginia McLachlan of Windsor, Ont., today won Canada’s first track and field medal and Canada’s sixth medal overall at the 2012 Paralympic Games. Day one of track and field competition also saw a new Canadian record, a top eight performance and four athletes through to later rounds.

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