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Roy, and Stilwell lead wheelchair racers

Wheelchair Racers

Wheelchair Racers

OTTAWA – Eighteen of Canada’s best wheelchair racers, including world record holders Diane Roy of Sherbrooke, Que., and Michelle Stilwell of Nanoose Bay, B.C., have traveled to Switzerland to compete in a series of meets being held May 17, 19 and 20.

Roy is the world record holder in the T54 classification 5000-metres, in Switzerland she will race in this event as well as compete in the 400, 800 and 1500-metres.  Stilwell got her season off to a blazing start breaking three world records over four days in January at the Summer Down Under series in Australia. She currently holds world records in the T52 classification 100, 200 and 400-metres.

“The Daniela Jutzeler Memorial and the Swiss Nationals are very important to these athletes looking to achieve Paralympic standards and compete against the best in the world,” says Ueli Albert, National Wheelchair Racing Coach.  Albert adds, “The 2012 Swiss Series is a chance to build confidence and make minor adjustments going into London.”

2012 Swiss Series Participants

Athlete Hometown Event Personal Coach
Rachel Burrows Barrie, Ont. T34 100m, 200m Amanda Fader
Josh Cassidy Ottawa, Ont. T54 800m, 1500m, 5000m, 10000m Amanda Fader
Isaiah Christophe Brampton, Ont. T54 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m Ken Thom
Braden Close Kindersley, Sask. T54 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m Rick Reelie
Jean-Paul Compaore Sherbrooke, Que. T54 400m, 800m, 1500m Jean Laroche
Nathan DeWitt Surrey B.C. T34 100m, 200m, 400m James Hustvedt
Alex Dupont Saskatoon, Sask. T54 400m, 800m, 1500m Rick Reelie
Michel Filteau St-Jean Baptiste, Que. T54 5000m, 10000m Jean Laroche
Keira -Lyn Frie Saskatoon, Sask. T54 100m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m Rick Reelie
Eric Gauthier St-Faustin Lac Carré, Que. T53 100m, 200m, 400m, 5000m Jean Laroche
Mike Kahn Unionville, Ont. T54 400m, 800m, 1500m Ken Thom
Colin Mathieson Sherbrooke, Que. T54 100m, 200m, 400m Jean Laroche
Becky Richter Saskatoon, Sask. T51 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m Rick Reelie
Diane Roy Sherbrooke, Que. T54 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m Jean Laroche
Kyle Shaw Saskatoon, Sask. T51 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m Rick Reelie
Michelle Stilwell Nanoonse Bay, B.C. T52 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m Peter Lawless
Cutis Thom Mississauga, Ont. T54 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m Bob Schrader & Ken Thom
Sarah White Montreal, Que. T53 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m Richard Tétreault



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