Canadian Paralympians are ready for their moment in the spotlight as the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics take place August 24 to September 5, 2021. A total of 128 athletes, including guides, have been officially named to the Tokyo 2020 Canadian Paralympic Team.
Canada will be competing in 18 sports in Tokyo: wheelchair basketball (23 athletes), Para swimming (19), Para athletics (16), wheelchair rugby (12), sitting volleyball (11), Para cycling (9), Para rowing (7), goalball (6), boccia (4), Para equestrian (4), Para triathlon (4), wheelchair fencing (4), Para canoe (3), Shooting Para sport (2), Para archery (1), Para badminton (1), Para judo (1), and wheelchair tennis (1). The team will be supported in Tokyo by 113 coaches and support staff.
Canadian Paralympians at Tokyo 2020
Paralympic Athletes from BC:
|Para Athletics||Nathan Riech|
|Para Athletics||Liam Stanley|
|Para Athletics||Greg Stewart|
|Para Athletics||Amy Watt|
|Para Cycling||Tristen Chernove|
|Para Rowing||Jessye Brockway|
|Para Rowing||Kyle Fredrickson|
|Para Swimming||Nicholas Bennett|
|Para Swimming||Danielle Kisser|
|Sitting Volleyball||Danielle Ellis|
|Sitting Volleyball||Felicia Voss-Shafiq|
|Shooting Para Sport||Doug Blessin|
|Wheelchair Basketball||Kady Dandeneau|
|Wheelchair Basketball||Tara Llanes|
|Para Equestrian||Lauren Barwick|
|Wheelchair Rugby||Byron Green|
|Wheelchair Rugby||Trevor Hirschfield|
|Wheelchair Basketball||Bo Hedges|
|Wheelchair Basketball||Deion Green|
View the full Team Canada roster here.
Audiences across the country will be able to watch their favourite athletes compete and discover their new Paralympic heroes with comprehensive coverage. Paralympic.ca will be the hub of all things Canadian Paralympic Team, while live coverage will be available from the Canadian Paralympic Media Consortium, including broadcast partners CBC/Radio-Canada, AMI, and Sportsnet, and digital partners Twitter, Facebook, and MXZN. The complete broadcast schedule, which will include primetime coverage for the first time, and details on how to watch will be announced closer to the start of the Games.
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