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Daily Updates from Rio 2016 by Canadian Sport Institute Pacific
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DAY #2

Friday, September 9, 2016 // Sexta-feira, 9 Setembro, 2016

A special edition of Collaborate. Serve. Innovate.
A daily update from Rio 2016 by the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

Featuring daily news from the Games about how CSI Pacific-affiliated athletes are performing, athlete profiles and their social media, live from Rio!


Find out how CSI Pacific-affiliated athletes are faring at the Rio Paralympics

New Canadian Record Set As Canada's Swimmers Take On Day 2

Nathan Clement (West Vancouver, BC) had the race of his life in the Men's 50m Butterfly - S6 finals.  After qualifying in the morning, Clement set the Canadian Record for the race with a time of 33.13.  He ended in 7th place overall.

Team Canada's other swimming Nathan, Nathan Stein (Port Coquitlam, BC), had a strong day in the pool, as well, qualifying for the Men's 50m Freestyle - S10 final in the morning and finishing in a strong 5th place position.

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  • Want to know more about what each individual para-swimming classification means?  Find out here

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Both the Men's and Women's Goallball squads opened up their Paralympic campaigns this morning in Rio, with the women first taking on Turkey. The team, which includes CSI Pacific-affiliated athlete Ashlie Andrews (Vancouver, BC), lost to Turkey in their opening match, 12-4, and will look to rebound against Germany on Saturday.

The men were in equally tough with a matchup against hosts Brazil. With the home crowd cheering loudly after every goal (and silent during the action), the home team was able to secure an 11-3 victory. Canada's team includes Brendan Gaulin (Vancouver, BC), Doug Ripley (New Westminster, BC) and Ahmad Zeividavi (Coquitlam, BC), all of whom are CSI Pacific-affiliated.


Canada's first boats hit the water at the Lagoa today, including the LTA Mixed Coxed Four (LTAMix4+), which features rowers Curtis Halladay (Sudbury, ON), Kristen Kit (Victoria, BC), Meghan Montgomery (Shawnigan Lake, BC), Victoria Nolan (Toronto, ON) and Andrew Todd (Ottawa, ON).  The crew finished second in their heat - and with the second fastest time overall - and will battle in the repechage tomorrow morning at 6:50am PST. 

Table Tennis

Stephanie Chan (Richmond, BC) bounced back strongly on Day 2 after an opening loss yesterday, this time defeating Anne Barneoud of France three games to zero (11-8, 13-11, 11-9). Not bad for Team Canada's oldest Paralympian! She plays again tomorrow at 5:40am PST.


Ness Murby (Salt Spring Island, BC) fared well in a strong group for the F11 Discuss final, finished in 6th place with a distance of 28.02.


Sitting Volleyball

Tessa Popoff (Langley, BC) and Felicia Voss-Shafiq (Burnaby, BC) and the Women's Sitting Volleyball team were in tough against host nation Brazil, losing against the World #1 three sets to zero.  They look to even their record against the Netherlands on Sunday morning.


Michelle Stilwell

Sport: Athletics (400m & 100m: T51/52)
Born: July 4, 1974
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Hometown: Parksville, BC


The World Record for 50m Freestyle by a Para swimmer (S13) is 23.20 seconds, only 2.29 seconds slower than the world record of an Olympic athlete.

And there are five different starting positions for Para swimmers - In the water; Standing start with assistance; Standing start without assistance; Next to the starting platform; and Sitting on the starting platform - which are determined by the nature of the swimmer's impairment

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