Thru exactly half of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games, Canada has claimed 12 medals — together with one gold. Over the final six days in Japan there will be loads of probabilities to increase that total.
Thru exactly one half of the Tokyo Paralympics, Canada has claimed 12 medals — together with one gold.
Or now no longer it’s simply beneath the tempo station at Rio 2016, when the country got right here away with 29 medals and topped the podium 5 times.
Nonetheless over the final six days in Tokyo there will be loads more opportunities for Canada to compare or exceed that total, together with in the pool, on the track and all over the hardwood.
WATCH | What you missed on Day 6 of competitors in Tokyo:
While You Had been Sound asleep: Canada gets medal No. 12 in the pool, plus a shock final
Danielle Dorris swims to a silver, Para equestrian Lauren Barwick makes a final-minute final and updates on Canada’s boccia, goalball and wheelchair basketball groups. 3: 30
Right here are the sports actions you should withhold an search on in the final days of the Paralympic Games:
Aurélie Rivard is Canada’s lone gold medallist in Tokyo. She’s also captured a pair of bronze medals up to now.
Rivard, 25, also stepped to the podium four times in Rio, winning three gold medals on her hang. She has one title defence remaining in Tokyo: the females’s S10 400-metre freestyle. The final for that match is scheduled for Wednesday morning.
The St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., native might also swim in the 100m backstroke and 200m particular person medley in Tokyo. She got right here away with silver 5 years in the past in the latter.
Rivard has high expectations of herself, too. She earned bronze in her first match, but stated it modified into a coloration she didn’t wish so as to add to her series after completely taking golds and silver in Rio. She then went out and broke her hang world legend twice en route to her 100m freestyle victory to score abet on top of the podium.
WATCH | Rivard claims gold in 100m freestyle:
Aurélie Rivard swims to another world legend en route to Canada’s 1st gold in Tokyo
The St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Que., native breaks her hang world legend station earlier in the day with a time of 58.14 seconds in the females’s S10 100-metre freestyle final. 3: 45
Moreover aiming for another medal is Danielle Dorris, who took silver in the females’s S7 100m backstroke. It modified into the first career Paralympic medal for Dorris, who debuted in Rio as a 13-three hundred and sixty five days-worn.
She’ll compete in the 50m butterfly, with the final station for Friday morning. The Moncton, N.B., native’s strength up to now has been her starts, that system the one-length match should be correct up her alley.
Rivard also finds herself in another scurry in Tokyo. Or now no longer it’s in opposition to Brent Lakatos for who can emerge with more total Paralympic medals at the conclusion of these Games.
Lakatos, in his fifth Games, has 9 medals to Rivard’s eight. He is already won silver in the 400m and 5,000m in Tokyo. He’ll even non-public three more opportunities to increase that total in Tokyo.
Regardless of missing the 1,500m final, the wheelchair racer remains to be entered in the 100m, 800m and marathon. Lakatos is a solid contender for gold in both as he holds every world legend. Though that modified into also correct of the 1,500m, Lakatos’ newest ends in his remaining distances are more promising.
He also has newest marathon victories in Berlin in 2018 and London in 2020. Topping the podium in the 100m and marathon is the stuff of which legends are made, and Lakatos is asking to change correct into a account in Tokyo.
WATCH | Lakatos snags silver in Tokyo:
Wheelchair racer Brent Lakatos adds another silver to Tokyo Paralympics medal haul
Dorval, Que., native Brent Lakatos captures silver in the men’s 400-metre T53 at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. 2: 50
The subsequent generation of Canadian Para track stars might also be on camouflage.
Nate Riech is making his Games debut after lowering his hang T38 1,500m legend to three minutes 47.89 seconds in Would possibly well. Or now no longer it’s his simplest match in Tokyo. The Global Paralympic Committee eliminated two other events in his classification wherein he would non-public been favoured earlier than the Games.
Meanwhile, Marissa Papaconstantinou, 21, returns for her 2nd Games following a tumultuous quadrennial wherein she suffered more than one torn hamstrings. Her restoration will be tested in the T64 200m.
In discus, Renee Foessel appears to be like to red meat up upon her fourth-station design in Rio.
Canada’s men’s and females’s groups took various routes to the quarter-finals.
The females’s team stormed out of the gates with two straight blowout victories. A two-point defeat to Germany at the buzzer separated another lopsided get hang of.
Canada’s reward? A date with the reigning champion American team in a single-elimination match on Monday evening.
The men’s team, on the other hand, dropped its first three video games before rallying to get hang of two to reach the knockout stage.
The return of Patrick Anderson, notion of the most interesting of all time in the sport, has reinvigorated the team and they’re now in search of an upset in opposition to Huge Britain, which won Neighborhood B, on Tuesday.
WATCH | Canadian men down Colombia to reach quarters:
Canada books imprint to Paralympic men’s wheelchair basketball quarters
The Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball team beat Colombia 63-52 to clinch the fourth and final space from Neighborhood A. 0: 54
Canada didn’t qualify a single athlete thru to the elimination rounds in particular person events, together with the top-ranked Alison Levine.
Nonetheless Levine will return alongside Iulian Ciobanu and Marco Dispaltro in the pairs match as they witness retribution. Medal matches are scheduled for Saturday.