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Canada's Aurelie Rivard celebrates after winning silver in the women's 100m backstroke at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Thursday, Sept.2, 2021. Rivard, a 25-year-old from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., was second in the 100-metre backstroke, roaring back after touching the wall in fifth at the halfway point. The medal was her fifth in Tokyo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Paralympic Committee/Scott Grant MANDATORY CREDIT

Rivard, Lakatos add to medal haul with silver medals at Tokyo Paralympics

Rivard, Lakatos add to medal haul with silver medals at Tokyo Paralympics

 

Canada's Greg Stewart competes in the shot put event at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, Aug.31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Paralympic Committee-Scott Grant MANDATORY CREDIT

After years in basketball, volleyball, Stewart switched to shot put — and is golden

After years in basketball, volleyball, Stewart switched to shot put — and is golden

 

Australia’s Paige Greco wins the Gold Medal in the Track Cycling Womens C3 3000m Individual Pursuit at the Izu Velodrome in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Wednesday, August 25, 2021. (Thomas Lovelock for OIS via AP)

1st Paralympic gold medal goes to Paige Greco of Australia

Greco took up cycling just over three years ago

  • Aug 25, 2021
Australia’s Paige Greco wins the Gold Medal in the Track Cycling Womens C3 3000m Individual Pursuit at the Izu Velodrome in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Wednesday, August 25, 2021. (Thomas Lovelock for OIS via AP)
A pair of customized bicycles were stolen from Para athlete Amanda Rummery’s Edmonton home, in a Sept. 1, 2020 story. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Aspiring Paralympian Amanda Rummery hopes for return of stolen bikes

EDMONTON — Para athlete Amanda Rummery hopes for the return of a…

A pair of customized bicycles were stolen from Para athlete Amanda Rummery’s Edmonton home, in a Sept. 1, 2020 story. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Stephanie Dixon, para-swimming, is part of the 2016 class of inductees into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame at the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary on June 22, 2016. Stephanie Dixon had a simple message to Canada’s Paralympic athletes one year out from the Tokyo Games: You’ve got this. Like the Olympics, the Paralympics were pushed back a year due to COVID-19, and the Games opening ceremonies are scheduled for Aug. 24, 2021. Dixon is chef de mission of the Canadian team, and delivered a video message of hope on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Ridewood

One year out from Games, Dixon says Paralympic athletes thrive in adversity

Stephanie Dixon had a simple message to Canada’s Paralympic athletes one year…

Stephanie Dixon, para-swimming, is part of the 2016 class of inductees into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame at the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary on June 22, 2016. Stephanie Dixon had a simple message to Canada’s Paralympic athletes one year out from the Tokyo Games: You’ve got this. Like the Olympics, the Paralympics were pushed back a year due to COVID-19, and the Games opening ceremonies are scheduled for Aug. 24, 2021. Dixon is chef de mission of the Canadian team, and delivered a video message of hope on Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Ridewood
FILE -In this Sept. 14, 2016, file photo, Matt Stutzman, of United States, holds the bow with his foot as he competes in the individual compound-open, during the Paralympic Games at the Sambadrome, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Stutzman is among several Paralympic athletes who are profiled in the Nexflix documentary “Rising Phoenix” that will be released in 190 countries on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020.(AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)

Paralympic documentary: ‘None of the bodies look the same’

TOKYO — Matt Stutzman was born without arms — just stumps at…

  • Aug 24, 2020
FILE -In this Sept. 14, 2016, file photo, Matt Stutzman, of United States, holds the bow with his foot as he competes in the individual compound-open, during the Paralympic Games at the Sambadrome, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Stutzman is among several Paralympic athletes who are profiled in the Nexflix documentary “Rising Phoenix” that will be released in 190 countries on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020.(AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
Paralympian describes life after diving accident

Paralympian describes life after diving accident

REGINA — A Paralympian says doing simple things like recovering from a…

Paralympian describes life after diving accident
Paralympian Tammy Cunnington speaks at the Special Olympics Celebrity Breakfast on Tuesday morning in Red Deer. (Photo by Byron Hackett/Advocate staff)

Paralympian Tammy Cunnington inspires at Special Olympics Celebrity Breakfast

Paralympian Tammy Cunnington brought her message “to keep fighting” at the largest…

Paralympian Tammy Cunnington speaks at the Special Olympics Celebrity Breakfast on Tuesday morning in Red Deer. (Photo by Byron Hackett/Advocate staff)