Canada at the 1996 Summer Paralympics

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Canada at the
1996 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Canada.svg
IPC code CAN
NPC Canadian Paralympic Committee
Website www.paralympic.ca
in Atlanta
Competitors 133 (95 men and 38 women)
Flag bearer Marni Abbott
Medals
Ranked 7th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
24 23 24 71
Summer Paralympics appearances (overview)

Canada competed at the 1996 Summer Paralympics in Atlanta, United States, from August 16 to 25, 1996.[1] 133 athletes (95 men and 38 women) competed in 15 sports. Canada won a total of 70 medals and finished in seventh on the medal table.

Wheelchair basketball player Marni Abbott was the country's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.[2] She earned a gold medal in women's wheelchair basketball.

Medallists[edit]

Paralympic sports[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Dean Bergeron Athletics Men's 200m T51
 Gold Jeffrey Adams Athletics Men's 800m T53
 Gold Clayton Gerein Athletics Men's 5000m T51
 Gold Brent McMahon Athletics Men's marathon T51
 Gold James Shaw Athletics Men's discus F34/37
 Gold Jacques Martin Athletics Men's discus F54
 Gold James Shaw Athletics Men's shot put F34/37
 Gold Jason Delesalle Athletics Men's pentathlon P12
 Gold Chantal Petitclerc Athletics Women's 100m T53
 Gold Chantal Petitclerc Athletics Women's 200m T53
 Gold Gary Longhi Cycling Mixed 500m time trial bicycle CP3
 Gold Guylaine Larouche
Julie Cournoyer
Cycling Women's 50/60k tandem open
 Gold Alexandre Cloutier
Julie Cournoyer
Cycling Mixed 60/70k tandem open
 Gold Lance McDonald Lawn bowls Men's singles LB6
 Gold Tony Alexander Swimming Men's 50m freestyle S7
 Gold Walter Wu Swimming Men's 100m backstroke B3
 Gold Walter Wu Swimming Men's 100m butterfly B3
 Gold Walter Wu Swimming Men's 100m freestyle B3
 Gold Walter Wu Swimming Men's 200m medley B3
 Gold Walter Wu Swimming Men's 400m freestyle B3
 Gold Marie Claire Ross Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke B3
 Gold Marie Claire Ross Swimming Women's 200m medley B3
 Gold Rebeccah Bornemann Swimming Women's 400m freestyle S7
 Gold Marni Abbott
Linda Kutrowski
Lori Radke
Tracey Ferguson
Sabrina Pettinicchi
Marney Smithies
Chantal Benoit
Renee del Colle
Lisa Stevens
Kendra Ohama
Jennifer Krempien
Kelly Krywa
Wheelchair basketball Women's team
 Silver Joseph Radmore Athletics Men's 100m T32
 Silver Andre Beaudoin Athletics Men's 100m T51
 Silver Dean Bergeron Athletics Men's 400m T51
 Silver Jeffrey Adams Athletics Men's 400m T53
 Silver Dean Bergeron Athletics Men's 800m T51
 Silver Stuart McGregor Athletics Men's 1500m T12
 Silver Dean Bergeron Athletics Men's 1500m T51
 Silver Clayton Gerein Athletics Men's marathon T51
 Silver France Gagne Athletics Men's javelin F12
 Silver Jacques Martin Athletics Men's javelin F54
 Silver Tracey Melesko Athletics Women's 200m MH
 Silver Chantal Petitclerc Athletics Women's 400m T53
 Silver Chantal Petitclerc Athletics Women's 800m T53
 Silver Chantal Petitclerc Athletics Women's 1500m T52-53
 Silver Tracey Melesko Athletics Women's long jump MH
 Silver Courtney Knight Athletics Women's discus F12
 Silver Guylaine Larouche
Julie Cournoyer
Cycling Women's individual pursuit tandem open
 Silver Eric Houle
J. Crepault
Mario Caron
Jeff Christy
Roberto Gaunt
Dean Kozak
Goalball Men's team
 Silver Vivian Berkeley Lawn bowls Women's singles LB6
 Silver Tony Alexander Swimming Men's 100m freestyle S7
 Silver Marie Claire Ross Swimming Women's 100m backstroke B3
 Bronze Dean Bergeron Athletics Men's 100m T51
 Bronze Andre Beaudoin Athletics Men's 400m T51
 Bronze Marc Quessy Athletics Men's 800m T52
 Bronze Clayton Gerein Athletics Men's 1500m T51
 Bronze Jeffrey Adams
Carl Marquis
Marc Quessy
Colin Mathieson
Athletics Men's 4x400m relay T52-53
 Bronze Jason Delesalle Athletics Men's discus F12
 Bronze James Shaw Athletics Men's javelin F34/37
 Bronze Hal Merrill Athletics Men's shot put F51
 Bronze Colette Bourgonje Athletics Women's 100m T52
 Bronze Colette Bourgonje Athletics Women's 200m T52
 Bronze Ljiljana Ljubisic Athletics Women's discus F10-11
 Bronze Ljiljana Ljubisic Athletics Women's shot put F10-11
 Bronze Gary Longhi Cycling Mixed 20k bicycle CP3
 Bronze Patrice Bonneau Cycling Mixed 55/65k bicycle LC2
 Bronze Guylaine Larouche
Julie Cournoyer
Cycling Women's time trial tandem open
 Bronze Garth Harris Swimming Men's 50m breaststroke SB3
 Bronze Walter Wu Swimming Men's 50m freestyle B3
 Bronze Andrew Haley Swimming Men's 100m butterfly S9
 Bronze Andrew Haley Swimming Men's 400m freestyle S9
 Bronze Marie Claire Ross Swimming Women's 50m freestyle B3
 Bronze Elisabeth Walker Swimming Women's 100m backstroke S7
 Bronze Marie Claire Ross Swimming Women's 100m butterfly B3
 Bronze Marie Claire Ross Swimming Women's 100m freestyle B3

Demonstration sports[edit]

Canada won a silver medal in both team sailing and wheelchair rugby. These two sports were later recognised as Paralympic sports in the 2000 Summer Paralympics.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games: Canada". paralympic.org. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Athlete Profiles: Marni Abbott". BC Wheelchair Sports Association. Retrieved March 8, 2014.