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Stepping onto the Paralympic track for the first time, Zach Gingras made it clear that he belongs.  

Gingras finished second in his men’s T38 400-metre heat. His time of 51.81 seconds is a new personal best and booked his spot in the final in Day 5’s evening session on Aug. 31. Tune in to watch him run for a medal at 6:31 a.m. ET on Tuesday. 

“Zachary Gingras ran a well-executed race, setting himself up for the final tomorrow,” said Head Coach Carla Nicholls. “He has shown incredible resilience and maturity this past year. His commitment and preparation alongside his coach, Heather Hennigar, has been nothing short of world-class and it certainly showed today in his race. Although this is Zach’s first Paralympic Games, I have no doubt he will be ready to execute what he has been preparing for the past 18 months.”

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DAY 4 CANADIAN RESULTS

ATHLETESEXEVENTROUNDRESULT
Austin SmeenkMT34 100mFinal 15.92
 7th
Zachary GingrasMT38 400mHeats 51.81 PB
 Advanced to final
Brent LakatosMT54 1500mHeats 3:03.72
Jessica FrottenWT54 1500mHeats 3:52.2

COMPLETE PARA ATHLETICS RESULTS

Photos: Visit our Facebook page to view a collection of photos from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

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:

The Canadian Paralympic Committee will also premiere two digital shows a day on Facebook and Twitter featuring live competition and top highlights from the day.

COMPLETE BROADCAST SCHEDULE

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 5 (Aug. 31)

MORNING SESSION
TIMESEXEVENTROUNDATHLETE
10:00 JST
21:00 EDT – Aug. 30
WT64 200mHeatsMarissa Papaconstantinou
EVENING SESSION
TIMESEXEVENTROUNDATHLETE
19:31 JST
6:31 EDT
MT38 400mFinalZachary Gingras
19:52 JST
6:52 EDT
WT64 200mFinalMarissa Papaconstantinou

*Pending qualification

STARTLISTS

STAY CONNECTED DURING
THE GAMES

With so many ways to follow the Games at your fingertips, we created a list of our favourites:

Athletics Canada

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Team Canada

International Paralympic Committee

MEDIA INFO

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.

Media attaché
Riley Denver: Riley.Denver@athletics.ca

Paralympic Games support
Amanda Nigh: Amanda.Nigh@athletics.ca

Canadian Paralympic Committee PR Lead
Nicole Watts: nwatts@paralympic.ca

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.