Heading into the last weekend of the Games, here’s a recap of Manitoban athletes’ results so far.
Wheelchair rugby kicked off on Wednesday this week, and Canada’s team is off to a solid start. Former Manitoban Ian Chan and his teammates won against Brazil yesterday (62-48). In this afternoon’s game versus Great Britain, with only seconds left in overtime, Canada scored — winning 50-49. Canada is set to face Australia tomorrow (Friday, Sept 16) at 5:15 p.m. CT. Semifinals will take place Saturday.
Winnipegger Leanne Muldrew and Canada’s sitting volleyball team played their last game this morning. After a winless week of competition, the team finished on a high note, winning the classification game 3-0 against Rwanda. Canada leaves in seventh place overall.
Michelle Stilwell will try for her second gold medal of the Rio Games. The women’s T52 100m event takes place Saturday, Sept 17 at 9:05 a.m. CT.
Currently, Canada has won a total of 20 Paralympic medals in Rio — six gold, nine silver and five bronze. The Games wrap up with the Closing Ceremony on Sunday evening.
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