Lima 2019: Overview of Day 9 of the Canadian Parapan Am Team

L’Équipe parapanaméricaine canadienne/Jeux parapanaméricains de Lima 2019 (Groupe CNW/Canadian Paralympic Committee (Sponsorships))
  • Men’s wheelchair basketball team for gold
  • Marco Dispaltro in the boccia final for gold
  • Conclusion of Para Swimming Competitions

LIMA , Peru, Aug. 30, 2019 / CNW / – Canada continues its 45-medal hunt on Saturday at the Parapan American Games in Lima 2019 with at least two medals in wheelchair and boccia basketball. Here is an overview of the ninth day of the Canadian Parapan Am Team competitions:

  • Canada wants to dominate wheelchair basketball while the men’s team will play for gold at 5 pm local time / 6 pm EST. In the wake of the women’s victory over the Americans, Canadians hope to win the United States. The two teams finished first in their squad earlier this week and it will be a clash between the two undefeated teams of the tournament. Four years ago, the Americans won gold at the Toronto 2015 Games and Canadians, silver.
  • Para-swimming events conclude on Saturday night. Four-time medalist Krystal Shaw (three silver, one bronze) still has two medal chances. She will be on the blocks of the women’s 200m individual medley S7 morning and the 4 x 100m freestyle relay in the evening. After a bronze medal Thursday, Myriam Soliman will have a busy day with the S6 100 freestyle, the 200 IM and the relay. The other swimmers at work are Clémence Paré, Caleb Arndt and Patrick Waters which will be the first competition.
  • Marco Dispaltro will take part in the gold medal match of the BC4 boccia event at 10.30 am local time against Colombia’s Euclides Grisales . At 9 am, Iulian Ciobanu will try to get the bronze medal in the same category. In the evening, it will be the turn of the tournament doubles and team. Canada will be represented in the BC4 doubles category by Dispaltro, Ciobanu and Alison Levine and in the BC3 doubles category by Éric Bussière, Philippe Lordand Marylou Martineau .
  • Canada will attempt to win the bronze medal in men’s and women’s goalball. The women’s team faces Mexico for the bronze medal at 2 pm local time, and the men’s team Venezuela at 3:15 pm Both teams want to defend their third place at the Toronto 2015 Games.
  • Five Canadians are vying for the parabadminton bronze medal: Pascal Lapointe in singles standing in the men’s SL4 category, William Roussy in men’s singles SL3, Wyatt Lightfoot in men’s singles and Bernard Lapointe and Richard Peter in doubles in the men’s wheelchair category. For Canada, it would be the first Parapan American medal in the discipline that makes its appearance at the Games this year.

Five sports are featured live on CPC’s Facebook page , CBC Gem free streaming service, , CBC Sports app foriOS and Android and Radio-Canada Sports app and radio .

Live schedule from August 31st:

10:00 am 
ET – Para-Day Preliminary Round 7:00 pm EST – Parabadminton, Day 3 
6:00 pm EST – Para 7 Finals Par    
6 pm EST – Canada / USA Match, Wheelchair Basketball, Men’s Final (FINAL )


SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (Sponsorships)

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