Lima 2019: Canadian Parapan Am Team on Day 1 and looking ahead at Day 2
Canadian Paralympic Committee – Lima 2019: Canadian Parapan Am Team on Day 1 and looking ahead at Day 2
LOOKING AHEAD AT DAY 2 ACTION
In addition to wheelchair rugby and Para table tennis, five more sports will be on the schedule Saturday as the Games gets underway in full force.
- Canada will be busy on the sitting volleyball court with the men playing two games, against Colombia and Peru, followed by the women versus Brazil. The men kick off the day at 8 a.m. local time / 9 a.m. ET and start again seven hours later. The women begin their Lima 2019 campaigns at 5 p.m. local time / 6 p.m. ET.
- The team’s two Para judo athletes, Priscilla Gagné and Justin Karn, will be going for gold. Both prior Parapan Am Games medallists, Gagné (women’s 52kg) and Karn (men’s 60kg) will compete in the preliminaries in the morning with medal rounds taking place in the afternoon.
- Para athletics competition kicks off at 3 p.m. local time / 4 p.m. ET. Many Canadians are on the docket Saturday with potential for medals, including Nathan Riech going for gold in the 1500m, in which he is the T38 world-record holder. He will be joined in the race by teammates Liam Stanley and Mitchell Chase. In the T13 5000m, Guillaume Ouellet holds the fastest time in the world this year and he will be racing for the podium as well. Others in action include: David Bambrick, Michael Barber, Thomas Normandeau, Ljiljana Ljubisic, Amy Watt, and Martha Sandoval Gustafson.
- Men’s wheelchair tennis players Thomas Venos and Jonathan Tremblay will compete in their first-round singles matches on the clay courts of Lima. Both competing in their first multi-sport Games, Venos will face off against Mexico’s Raul Ortega, while Tremblay takes on Peruvian Jesus Mayhua.
- Canada’s women’s basketball team starts its campaign against Colombia in the noon hour. Led by co-captains Cindy Ouellet and Arinn Young, the team needs a Top 2 finish in order to qualify for next year’s Paralympic Games.
HOW TO WATCH
Five sports are available to live stream via the CPC Facebook page, CBC Gem streaming service, cbcsports.ca, the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices, as well as the Radio-Canada Sports app and radio-canada.ca/sports.
Live Stream Schedule for Saturday August 24:
11 a.m. ET – Canada vs. Brazil, Wheelchair Rugby, Round Robin
1:30 p.m. ET – Canada vs. Colombia, Wheelchair Basketball, Round Robin (WOMEN)
4 p.m. ET – Para athletics Day 1 competition
6 p.m. ET – Canada vs. Colombia, Wheelchair Rugby, Round Robin
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About the Canadian Parapan Am Team: Canada is represented by 151 athletes competing in 13 sports at the Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games, taking place August 23 to September 1.
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