Monday August 30, 2021 (Ottawa, ON) – Canada’s Para canoe team is ready for Paralympic action this week at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo, Japan. Three athletes will make their Paralympic debuts including Brianna Hennessy (Ottawa, ON), Andrea Nelson (Markham, ON), and Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC).
Here is everything you need to know to cheer on the three athletes representing Canada on the world’s biggest stage.
Schedule and Results
Para canoe competition in Tokyo will take place September 2-4 (Japan time).
September 1-3 (Canadian time – evenings).
Canadian paddlers will be on the start line with heats beginning at 20:30 on Wednesday, September 1st.
Broadcasting and Streaming
Livestream and on-demand broadcasts of each event can be found on Paralympic.ca/Tokyo-2020/live-stream-video-demand, cbc.ca/tokyo2020 and Radio-Canada.ca/jeux-paralympiques, the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices, the free CBC Gem streaming service, and the Radio-Canada Sports app.
Athlete bios, flash quotes, photos, and video highlights, are available at Paralympic.ca/tokyo-2020-media.
About Para Canoe
Para canoe is a new sport within the Paralympic program, making its debut five years ago at the Rio 2016 Games. The program has been expanded for Tokyo to include both kayak and va’a boats and additional athlete slots. Canada is looking for its first Paralympic medal in the sport.
TOKYO 2020 PARALYMPIC GAMES PARA CANOE TEAM:
Brianna Hennessy – Ottawa, ON
Andrea Nelson – Markham, ON
Mathieu St-Pierre – Shawinigan, QC
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