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Ottawa was represented by 6 athletes at the Aug. 24-Sept. 5 Tokyo Paralympics. Follow our coverage of their journeys here on our Ottawa at the Paralympics Central webpage.

Ottawa at the Paralympics Daily Newsletter

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Daily recaps/previews:

Ottawa at the Paralympics Day 1: Meet your local Paralympic team
Ottawa at the Paralympics Day 2: Round robins begin for goalball and rugby
Ottawa at the Paralympics Day 3: Matches No. 2 bring joy, disappointment
Ottawa at the Paralympics Day 4: Wheelchair rugby team gets 1st win
Ottawa at the Paralympics Day 5: Canada’s rugby journey ends; goalball team and Bérubé continue on
Ottawa at the Paralympics Day 6: Must-win match for Canada’s goalball team
Ottawa at the Paralympics Day 7: Disappointing end to goalball tournament amid impressive performance by rookie Reinke
Ottawa at the Paralympics Day 8: Bérubé misses 100m freestyle final, shifts focus to 50m butterfly
Ottawa at the Paralympics Day 9: Hennessy ready to make history in para-canoe
Ottawa at the Paralympics Day 10: Hennessy impresses in groundbreaking Paralympic debut
Ottawa at the Paralympics Day 11: Paddler of one-year just a few strokes from podium
Ottawa at the Paralympics Day 12: Last competition for Ottawa’s Paralympians, and a look back on the Games

Schedule:

View our Ottawa Athletes’ Paralympic Competition Calendar (in Ottawa time zone, EDT) to see who is in action when. You can use the “Ottawa Paralympians’ Schedules” navigation bar at the top of our website to select an individual athlete, and you can also click on “export events” at the bottom of the webpage to download them to your digital calendar.

Newspaper:

Read our pre-Games Ottawa at the Paralympics Special Edition of the Ottawa Sports Pages newspaper by grabbing a copy at one of our distribution boxes (listed here) or read it online:

Athlete profiles:

Read about our local Paralympians’ journeys to the Games.

CAMILLE BÉRUBÉ (Swimming):
Camille Bérubé conquers mental health/COVID challenges to reach third Games

WHITNEY BOGART (Goalball):
‘Team mom’ Whitney Bogart stays calm and collected on the court

AMY BURK (Goalball):
4-time Paralympian Amy Burk’s passion for goalball burns bright

PATRICE DAGENAIS (Wheelchair Rugby):
Team Canada wheelchair rugby captain wants return to podium

BRIANNA HENNESSY (Canoe Sprint):
From rugby to canoeing, Brianna Hennessy is making miracles happen

EMMA REINKE (Goalball):
Rookie Emma Reinke is ready for her time in the spotlight

On top of the athletes who are based in Ottawa or train with Ottawa clubs, the Canadian Paralympic team features a handful more athletes who have connections to the capital.

Second-time Paralympians Andrew Todd (rowing), Opening Ceremonies flag bearer Priscilla Gagné (judo), and Jody Schloss (equestrian) are all past Ottawa residents.

Hailing from the larger national capital region are Hawkesbury’s Joey Desjardins (cycling), Petawawa’s Austin Ingram (athletics), Carleton Place’s Anne Fergusson (sitting volleyball) and Pembroke’s Jolan Wong (sitting volleyball).

And finally, here are a few more Ottawa at the Paralympics headlines:

Hometown Heroes: Team Canada Paralympic Athletes to compete in Games unlike any other

Ottawa track athletes among those left off Canada’s shrunken para-athletics Tokyo team

Nepean native helping to promote Paralympic powerlifting

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