Canada at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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Canada at the Paralympic Games

Flag of Canada
IPC code  CAN
NPC Canadian Paralympic Committee
At the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing
Competitors 143 in 17 sports
Flag bearer Donovan Tildesley
Medals
Rank: 7
Gold
19
Silver
10
Bronze
21
Total
50
Paralympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Canada sent a delegation to compete at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing. 143 Canadian athletes competed in 17 sports.[1] Canada also sent several officials to the games, including Tara Grieve in boccia and Andrew Smith in rowing.[2] Canada finished seventh on the medal table at the Beijing games after finishing third on the medal table at the 2004 Summer Paralympics (behind China and Great Britain).[3] Swimmer Donovan Tildesley, a world record-holder and medalist at the 2000 and 2004 Paralympics, was the country's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.[4] The delegation is headed by Chef de Mission Debbie Low.[1]

Chantal Petitclerc ties the 5 gold medal record at a single Games for a Canadian, repeating the feat she performed at the 2004 Summer Paralympics, and tying Stephanie Dixon, who set the record at the 2000 Summer Paralympics.[5]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Petitclerc, ChantalChantal Petitclerc Athletics Women's 100 m - T54 7th
 Gold Grand'Maison, ValerieValerie Grand'Maison Swimming Women's 100 m butterfly - S13 7th
 Gold Grand'Maison, ValerieValerie Grand'Maison Swimming Women's 400 m freestyle - S13 8th
 Gold Bergeron, DeanDean Bergeron Athletics Men's 200 m - T52 10th
 Gold Barwick, LaurenLauren Barwick Equestrian Individual freestyle test - Grade II 10th
 Gold Grand'Maison, ValerieValerie Grand'Maison Swimming Women's 100 m freestyle - S13 10th
 Gold Stilwell, MichelleMichelle Stilwell Athletics Women's 200 m - T52 11th
 Gold Petitclerc, ChantalChantal Petitclerc Athletics Women's 400 m - T54 12th
 Gold Gotell, ChelseyChelsey Gotell Swimming Women's 200 m individual medley - SM13 12th
 Gold Bergeron, DeanDean Bergeron Athletics Men's 100 m - T52 13th
 Gold Tingley, PaulPaul Tingley Sailing 1-person keelboat (2.4mR) 13th
 Gold Dixon, StéphanieStéphanie Dixon Swimming Women's 100 m backstroke - S9 13th
 Gold Connor, EarleEarle Connor Athletics Men's 100 m - T42 14th
 Gold Petitclerc, ChantalChantal Petitclerc Athletics Women's 200 m - T54 14th
 Gold Petitclerc, ChantalChantal Petitclerc Athletics Women's 800 m - T54 14th
 Gold Polinario, AnneAnne Polinario Swimming Women's 50 m freestyle - S10 14th
 Gold Gotell, ChelseyChelsey Gotell Swimming Women's 100 m backstroke - S13 14th
 Gold Stilwell, MichelleMichelle Stilwell Athletics Women's 100 m - T52 15th
 Gold Petitclerc, ChantalChantal Petitclerc Athletics Women's 1500 m - T54 16th
 Silver Cote, KirbyKirby Cote Swimming Women's 100 m butterfly - S13 7th
 Silver Barwick, LaurenLauren Barwick Equestrian Individual championship test - Grade II 8th
 Silver Gotell, ChelseyChelsey Gotell Swimming Women's 100 m freestyle - S13 10th
 Silver Dixon, StéphanieStéphanie Dixon Swimming Women's 200 m individual medley - SM9 11th
 Silver Roy, DianeDiane Roy Athletics Women's 5000 m - T54 12th
 Silver Dixon, StéphanieStéphanie Dixon Swimming Women's 400 m freestyle - S9 12th
 Silver Cote, KirbyKirby Cote Swimming Women's 200 m individual medley - SM13 12th
 Silver Grand'Maison, ValerieValerie Grand'Maison Swimming Women's 100 m backstroke - S13 14th
 Silver Grand'Maison, ValerieValerie Grand'Maison Swimming Women's 50 m freestyle - S13 15th
 Silver Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team
Patrick Anderson   Joey Johnson
Jaimie Borisoff   Adam Lancia
Abditatch Dini   Ross Norton
David Durepos   Richard Peter
David Eng   Yvon Rouillard
Robert Hedges   Chris Stoutenberg
Basketball Men's tournament 16th
 Bronze Quevillon, JeanJean Quevillon Cycling Men's individual pursuit - CP 3 7th
 Bronze Gotell, ChelseyChelsey Gotell Swimming Women's 100 m butterfly - S13 7th
 Bronze Dixon, StéphanieStéphanie Dixon Swimming Women's 100 m freestyle - S9 8th
 Bronze Gotell, ChelseyChelsey Gotell Swimming Women's 400 m freestyle - S13 8th
 Bronze Reid, StefanieStefanie Reid Athletics Women's 200 m - T44 9th
 Bronze Huot, BenoitBenoit Huot Swimming Men's 100 m freestyle - S10 9th
 Bronze Huot, BenoitBenoit Huot Swimming Men's 200 m individual medley - SM10 11th
 Bronze Tildesley, DonovanDonovan Tildesley Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle - S11 11th
 Bronze Bergeron, DeanDean Bergeron Athletics Men's 400 m - T52 12th
 Bronze Pettey, KyleKyle Pettey Athletics Men's shot put - F33/34/52 12th
 Bronze Duff, IlanaIlana Duff Athletics Women's 100 m - T53 12th
 Bronze Roy, DianeDiane Roy Athletics Women's 400 m - T54 12th
 Bronze Grand'Maison, ValerieValerie Grand'Maison Swimming Women's 200 m individual medley - SM13 12th
 Bronze Beaudoin, AndreAndre Beaudoin Athletics Men's 100 m - T52 13th
 Bronze McRoberts, John ScottJohn Scott McRoberts
Louttit, StacieStacie Louttit
Sailing 2-person keelboat (SKUD18) 13th
 Bronze Roy, DianeDiane Roy Athletics Women's 800 m - T54 14th
 Bronze Ouellet, GenevieveGenevieve Ouellet
Hupin, MathildeMathilde Hupin
Cycling Women's individual road race B&VI 1-3 14th
 Bronze Huot, BenoitBenoit Huot Swimming Men's 50 m freestyle - S10 14th
 Bronze Dunkerley, JasonJason Dunkerley Athletics Men's 1500 m - T11 15th
 Bronze Huot, BenoitBenoit Huot Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle - S10 15th
 Bronze Wheelchair Rugby Team
Ian Chan   Say Luangkhamdeng
Jason Crone   Daniel Paradis
Jared Funk   Erika Schmutz
Garett Hickling   Patrice Simard
Trevor Hirschfield   Mike Whitehead
Fabien Lavoie   David Willsie
Rugby Mixed - Open 16th

Athletics[edit]

Among the Canadians participating in track and field athletics will be Jeff Adams, André Beaudoin,[6] Jason Dunkerley,[1] Tracey Ferguson,[6] and Chantal Petitclerc.[1] Ferguson is also a member of the women's wheelchair basketball team.[6]

Boccia[edit]

Several Canadian boccia players will compete at the Beijing games, including Tammy McLeod[2] and Paul Gauthier.[1]

Goalball[edit]

Canada sent both women's and men's goalball teams to Beijing.[1]

Rowing[edit]

Canada will send several athletes to compete in the newly added Paralympic sport of rowing.[1] Including Scott Rand (rower).

Swimming[edit]

Twenty-one swimmers will be on the Canadian team, including Joe Barker, Drew Christensen, Andrea Cole,[2] Kirby Côté,[6] Stephanie Dixon, Valérie Grand'Maison, Benoît Huot,[1] Darda Sales,[2] and Donovan Tildesley.[1]

Wheelchair basketball[edit]

The Canadian men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams will compete at the games. Both teams are currently world champions in the sport.[1] On the women's roster is Tracey Ferguson, also competing in athletics, and Lisa Franks. The men's team includes Patrick Anderson.[6]

Wheelchair rugby[edit]

Canada will send a wheelchair rugby team to Beijing. Included on the team roster is David Willsie of London, Ontario.[2]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Paralympians up next in Beijing". Ottawa Citizen. 2008-09-04. Retrieved 2008-09-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Vandermoer, Jamie (2008-08-27). "Our best head to the Paralympics in Beijing". The Londoner. Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  3. ^ "CPC announces Canadian team for the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games in China", Canadian Paralympic Committee, July 8, 2008
  4. ^ "Tildesley named Canada flag-bearer at Paralympics". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2008-09-04. Retrieved 2008-09-04. 
  5. ^ Vancouver Sun, "Woolstencroft wins fifth gold medal", 'CanWest News Service', 21 March 2010 (accessed 21 March 2010)
  6. ^ a b c d e Care, Tony (2008-09-03). "10 Canadian Paralympians to watch". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2008-09-04.