Road To Tokyo

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The upcoming two weeks has the Canadian Parapan Am team compete in Lima at the 2019 Parapan American Games from August 23 to September 1.

Coverage of five sports – Para athletics, Para badminton, Para swimming, wheelchair basketball, and wheelchair rugby – will be available via live stream, as will the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. 

Martin Richard, executive director, Communications and Brand, Canadian Paralympic Committee told the media “The Parapan Am Games is a significant competition for our athletes on the road to Tokyo 2020, and we are thrilled to be able to share their journeys with Canadians back home,”

He continued “We are also pleased to continue our work with CBC/Radio-Canada to provide more coverage of world-class Para sport events year-round, and this is another important step in growing the Paralympic Movement in Canada. The Canadian Parapan Am Team in Lima is a talented group of athletes with big goals, and we expect lots of exciting action on the field of play.” 

Chris Wilson, Executive Director, Sports and Olympics, CBC mentioned “As Canada’s Paralympic Network, it is a priority for us to continue our work with the Canadian Paralympic Committee in showcasing the country’s Para athletes year-round as they compete at significant international events.”

He continued by saying “The Parapan Am Games are a key stop on the journey to Tokyo 2020 and we’re pleased to give Canadians the opportunity to cheer on the Canadian team.”   

Canada is sending a team of 151 athletes to compete in Lima across 13 sports. 

Stephanie Dixon, chef de mission of the Lima 2019 Canadian Parapan Am Team mentioned “Our Canadian athletes have worked so hard to earn their spot at the Games, and I know we’re going to see some amazing performances in Lima. I encourage everyone back in Canada to follow along with the Games by watching it live. Let’s get behind our athletes and cheer them on!” 

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Finalizing his comments by mentioning “I’m so excited that people across Canada will be able to watch and cheer on Team Canada at the Parapan Am Games/”

The Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games broadcast is part of the overall Paralympic Super Series package of Para sport competitions launched earlier this year by the Canadian Paralympic Committee and CBC/Radio-Canada. 

Here is the list list of athletes selected to represent Canada at the Parapan American Games from August 23 to September 1 in Lima, Peru.

Canada will be competing in 13 sports at the Games: Boccia (11 athletes), goalball (12), Para athletics (26), Para badminton (7), Para cycling (11), Para judo (2), Para swimming (13), Para table tennis (5), Para taekwondo (1), sitting volleyball (23), wheelchair basketball (24), wheelchair rugby (12), and wheelchair tennis (4).