A Special Edition of Collaborate. Serve. Innovate.
Daily Updates from Rio 2016 by Canadian Sport Institute Pacific
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DAY #5

Monday, September 12, 2016 // Segunda-feira, 12 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

Canadian Swimmers Continue To Take On The World In The Pool

In the 100m Butterfly - S10, Nathan Stein (Port Coquitlam, BC) finished 3rd in his 100m Butterfly - S10 race, qualifying for the evening's finals.  In the finals, which featured a World Record by Ukranian Denys Dubrov, Stein finished 5th.  He races again tomorrow morning in the 100m Freestyle – S10.

Tyler Mrak (Aldergrove, BC) took on his fourth discipline in the Rio Paralympic Games, this time in the 400m Freestyle - S13, finishing 6th in his heat in a time of 4:46.12

Canadian Sailors Hit The Water in the First Day of Sailing Competition

Sail Canada's athletes got on the water for the first time at the Rio Paralympics today with each racing class having their first two races of the Games.   In the  Two-Person Keelboat SKUD18 class, wife and husban team Jackie Gay (Victoria, BC) and John McRoberts (Victoria, BC) had a solid 5th place performance in the first race before storming back to win their 2nd race of the day, leaving them in 2nd overall after two races, and in excellent position for their next eight races, which occur over the next four days.

In the Single-Person Keelboat, 2.4mR class, Bruce Millar (Victoria, BC) had a sensational comeback in his opening race, coming from behind to get into sixth place by the end of the race.  He followed that up with a 10th place finish in race #2, which puts him in 8th overall after the first day of races.  Bruce will also have eight more races between Tuesday and Friday.

Jackie, John & Bruce all train regularly with our close partners at PISE in Victoria, BC.

Additional News:



Brendan Gaulin (Vancouver, BC). Doug Ripley (New Westminster, BC) and Ahmad Zeividavi(Coquitlam, BC) and the Men's Goalball team lost a tough matchup to Algeria in the morning, 17-13.  The Canadians led 6-4 at halftime before the Algerians stormed back in the second half.  This puts Canada tied for 3rd in their group with a huge matchup looming against 2nd place Sweden tomorrow at 10:15am.

Ashlie Andrews (Vancouver, BC) scored twice for Canada in an 8-3 defeat to the powerhouse Chinese team this afternoon.  The result has the Women's team in 3rd with one more round-robin game to play, against Australia on Tuesday.


Tristan Smyth (Lake Country, BC) had his first race in his first ever Paralympic Games, coming in 8th in his heat for the 1500m - T53/T54 with a time of 3:11.35.  Smyth will compete again in the Men’s 4x400m - T53-54 on Day 9.

Wheelchair Basketball

Janet McLachlan (Giessen, BC) and her Women's Wheelchair Basketball teammates had a resounding 82-49 win over the hosts Brazil this morning.  McLachlan continued her strong play in Rio, scoring 16 points and going 2-for-2 from 3-point land.  Canada next takes on the Netherlands in the quarter-finals tomorrow


Tristan Smyth

Sport: Athletics – T54 1500m & 4x400m relay
Born: May 31, 1986
Birthplace: Vancouver, BC
Hometown: Lake Country, BC


The T13 (Visually Impaired) 1500m run on Sunday was actually faster than the 1500m Olympic final in Rio!

At the Paralympics, Gold Medallist Abdellatif Baka ran it in a time of 3:48.29 while the Olympic Gold medal winner,  Matthew Centrowitz, had a time of 3:50.00


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About Canadian Sport Institute Pacific: Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence.
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Manager, Communications
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

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Coordinator, Communications
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific
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