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Ken Thom dies as result of accident

Ken Thom

The athletics community is in mourning following the sudden and tragic death of Paralympic coach Ken Thom. Coach Thom died Sunday, Sept. 24, in Cape Town, South Africa, as a result of a scuba diving accident. [Read more…]

Brent Lakatos and Diane Roy win Para-athletics Track titles

Brent Lakatos

Moncton, N.B. – Brent Lakatos of Dorval, Que., and Diane Roy of Sherbrooke, Que., won a pair of Para-athletics national titles on day two of the Canadian Track and Field Championships. Lakatos won gold in the wheelchair T53 200 and 1500-metres while Roy took gold in the women’s events bringing both of their total gold medal counts at these Championships to four. [Read more…]

Lakatos and Stilwell have silver touch

Brent Lakatos - London Paralympics 2012

Brent Lakatos – London Paralympics 2012

London, UK – Brent Lakatos of Dorval, Que., and Michelle Stilwell of Nanoose Bay, B.C., each won silver medals today, Canada’s fifth and sixth medals on this the sixth day of track and field competition at the 2012 Paralympic Games. [Read more…]

Michelle Stilwell takes Gold

Michelle Stilwell

Michelle Stilwell

London, UK – Michelle Stilwell of Nanoose Bay, B.C., today won Canada’s second track and field and Canada’s eight medal overall at the 2012 Paralympic Games. Stilwell won gold in the women’s T52 classification 200-metres in a new Paralympic Games record time of 33.80 seconds. “From the beginning the crowd had a roar and the roar kept going, I’m so happy right now, I’ve put everything into this for the last four years. My whole family is here and I couldn’t be happier to share this with them.” [Read more…]

Virginia McLachlan wins Medal

Virginia McLachlan - 2012 Paralympic Games

Virginia McLachlan – 2012 Paralympic Games

LONDON, UK – Virginia McLachlan of Windsor, Ont., today won Canada’s first track and field medal and Canada’s sixth medal overall at the 2012 Paralympic Games. Day one of track and field competition also saw a new Canadian record, a top eight performance and four athletes through to later rounds.   [Read more…]

Canadian Paralympic and Olympic Team 2012

Athletics Canada

Athletics Canada

CALGARY – Athletics Canada announced today the athletes that have been put forth to the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) for nomination to the 2012 Paralympic Games team and 2012 Olympic Games team. [Read more…]

New para-athletics records

Ottawa Springtime

Leah Robinson

Leah Robinson

Leah Robinson of Mannheim, Ont., established a new Canadian record and London Elite standard in the women’s T37 classification 400-metres at the Ottawa Springtime Meet in Ottawa, Ont.  Robinson stopped the clock at 1:10.81. [Read more…]

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. [Read more…]

World records for Stilwell

Michelle Stilwell

Michelle Stilwell

Three World Records over a few days has earned T52 classification wheelchair racer Michelle Stilwell of Nanoose Bay, B.C., the title of BioSteel Top Performer of the Month for January 2012. While competing in the Summer Down Under series in Australia, Stilwell set new World Records in the 100, 200 and 400-metres.

Stilwell’s January assault on the record books

Event Performance Date
100-metres 19.42 seconds January 24
200-metres 34.97 seconds January 24
400-metres 1:06.57 January 22

Ball upbeat towards 2012

Rick Ball

Rick Ball

(Orillia, ON) – Only one year ago, amputee runner Rick Ball was disappointed one door to his first international competition as a long distance runner had closed. As 2011 comes to a close, the 46 year-old is upbeat and more focussed than ever to achieve sprinting success at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. [Read more…]