TOKYO (NEWS 1130) – Canada’s Paralympic athletes have added to the nation’s medal depend, with two silvers gained on Day 3 of the Video games in Tokyo.
Monitor bicycle owner Kate O’Brien completed second within the girls’s C4 500-metre time trial with a time of 35.439 seconds Friday. Kadeena Cox of Nice Britain took gold with a time of 34.812 seconds.
O’Brien, who’s from Calgary, has been an skilled athlete for years. Tokyo 2020 marks her Paralympic debut.
She joined the Para sport world after her life was modified by a catastrophic bike crash in 2017, in line with her Workforce Canada profile. That got here only a 12 months after she competed within the Rio Olympics.
O’Brien was informed after the crash that almost took her life that she would by no means bike or stroll once more.
In the meantime, Canada’s different silver medal on Day 3 of the Paralympics was gained by Priscilla Gagné within the judo girls’s 52-kilogram class. Algeria’s Cherine Abdellaoui took gold.
Gagné, who has a visible impairment referred to as retinitis pigmentosa, carried the Canadian flag on the opening ceremonies on Tuesday.
Canada now has six medals on the Paralympics in Tokyo, with 4 complete silvers, and two bronze.