Day 5: Gingras powers to the podium
Athletics Canada coaches preach performance on demand – coming through with your strongest performance when it counts the most. That was the story of Day 5 for Canada’s Para athletics team in Tokyo.
Zach Gingras came up with a Canadian record time in the men’s T38 400-metre final and earned his first Paralympic medal, a bronze, in a time of 50.85 seconds. Coming down the last 100 metres, he was one of a handful of runners in medal contention. Gingras pulled into third position and then held off a challenge at the line to earn that coveted Paralympic medal.
“It means so much. It’s been a tough 18 months for everyone so to come out here and perform the way I did is nice to show that all my hard work paid off,” said Gingras. “I just tried to run it like my heats. I went in relaxed and tried not to let the moment get to me too much. I got out fast and kept that same pace.”
DAY 5 CANADIAN RESULTS
|Marissa Papaconstantinou||W||T64 200m||Heats|| 27.22 CR|
Advanced to final
|W||T64 200m||Final|| 27.08 CR|
|Zachary Gingras||M||T38 400m||Final|| 50.85 CR|
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TV, livestreaming and video content: Throughout the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Canada’s Paralympians will be showcased across Canada like never before, with hours of TV and livestream coverage of the Games across the Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium.
Tune in to CBC, Radio-Canada, AMI and Sportsnet to watch the Games on TV, or watch Para athletics via livestream and on-demand via the following platforms:
- CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices
- CBC Gem streaming service
- Radio-Canada Sports app
A LOOK AHEAD…
Every race, jump or throw at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games just might turn out to be ‘the highlight of the Games’. Don’t miss a moment of the action.
Here’s a look at Team Canada’s schedule for Day 6 (Sept. 1
20:00 EDT – Aug. 31
|W||F41 Discus||Final||Charlotte Bolton|
21:33 EDT – Aug. 31
|M||F46 Shot put||Final||Greg Stewart|
22:00 EDT – Aug. 31
|M||T53 100m||Heats||Brent Lakatos|
|M||T53 100m||Final||Brent Lakatos*|
STAY CONNECTED DURING
With so many ways to follow the Games at your fingertips, we created a list of our favourites:
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
- Team Canada Website
- International Paralympic Committee Website
Throughout the Games, Riley Denver will serve as the Canadian Para athletics media attaché. Should you wish to arrange an interview, or need more information, please do not hesitate to reach out to Riley.
Riley Denver: Riley.Denver@athletics.ca
Paralympic Games support
Amanda Nigh: Amanda.Nigh@athletics.ca
Canadian Paralympic Committee PR Lead
Nicole Watts: email@example.com
Note: Flash quotes, photos and additional resources will be available via the Canadian Paralympic Committee website.
Looking for more information on Team Canada, including the daily Para athletics schedule, all-time Paralympic Games medallists, fun facts and more? Visit the Athletics Canada Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games info hub.
Updated bios of each Tokyo Paralympian can also be found here.