Canada Nominates 22 For Paralympic Games


Tonight at the end of the final session at the Canadian Olympic & Paralympic Trials the teams for the Olympics and Paralympics were announced, along with a few other teams including the Short Course World Championships and the Junior Pan Pacific Championships.

Unlike the able-bodied swimmers who knew right away if they made the team or not, the para swimmers wouldn’t know until the announcement tonight, leaving them on edge until tonight.

The team nominated for the Paralympics is as follows, with 11 men and 11 women earning nominations:

  • Benoit Huot, Montreal, QUE
  • Alexander Elliot, Kitchener, ON
  • Devin Gotell, Antigonish, NS
  • Gordie Michie, St.Thomas, ON
  • Isaac Bouckley, Oshawa, ON
  • Tyler Mrak, Aldergrove, BC
  • Jonathan Dieleman, Quick, BC
  • Nicolas Turbide, Quebec City, QUE
  • Nathan Stein, Maple Ridge, BC
  • Nathan Clement, West Vancouver, BC
  • James Leroux, Repentigny, QUE
  • Katarina Roxon, Kippens, NL
  • Aurelie Rivard, St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, QUE
  • Nydia Langill, Mississauga, ON
  • Tess Routliffe, Caldeon, ON
  • Abi Tripp, Kingston, ON
  • Tammy Cunnington, Red Deer, ALTA
  • Morgan Bird, Regina, SASK
  • Danielle Dorris, Moncton, ON
  • Sabrina Duchesne, Quebec City, QUE
  • Sarah Mehain, Vernon, BC
  • Samantha Ryan, Saskatoon, SASK

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8 years ago

They probably didn’t rank well in the s14 world standings relative to the other Canadian women in their respective class rankings.

8 years ago

Someone explain to me why they didnt take any S14 women? Seems like discrimination but maybe there is a good reason.

Reply to  TA
8 years ago

The US hasn’t either. At least Canada had S14 representation in London. S14 is one of the largest disability group within the Paralympics and probably the most misunderstood.

Reply to  Buncobabe
8 years ago

Isn’t Gordie Mitchie an S14?

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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