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BEIJING — Canada’s most accomplished winter Paralympic athlete, Brian McKeever, will hold a virtual media availability on Thursday, March 10 at 10 p.m. (China) / 9 a.m. (EST), prior to starting his final individual cross-country ski race at a Paralympic Games.

The 42-year-old McKeever, who was featured with his brother Robin in a Super Bowl commercial last month, has amassed a remarkable 15 golds, 2 silvers and 2 bronze medals in his six appearances at the Paralympic Winter Games – a remarkable journey that began in 2002 Salt Lake City. In 2010, he made history as the first athlete named to both the Olympic and Paralympic teams. Canada’s Opening Ceremony flag bearer at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games has also racked up an unprecedented 20 World Championship titles.

At age 19, McKeever was diagnosed with Stargardt disease (a macular degeneration or loss of central vision – fine detail and colour). His father and aunt both developed the disease during their elementary school years.

McKeever has won two gold medals in Beijing and will compete in the 12.5-kilometre skate-ski race on Saturday before putting an end to his Paralympic career on Sunday while joining his teammates in the relay event.

WHO: 
Brian McKeever – 19-time Paralympic Medallist

WHEN:          
March 10, 2022

10 p.m. China
9 a.m. EST
7 a.m. MTN      

DETAILS:            
All national media planning to participate on the teleconference must RSVP to Nicole Watts at nwatts@paralympic.ca to receive the Zoom link.
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For more information, please contact:
Chris Dornan
Nordiq Canada
WhatsApp: 403-620-8731
E-mail: hpprchris@shaw.ca

Nicole Watts
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Mobile: 
(613) 462-2700
E-mail: nwatts@paralympic.ca