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Aurélie Rivard, Canada’s flag bearer for closing ceremony (CNW Group-Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC))

Canada team won 29 medals at Paralympic Games in Rio

49 Ontario athletes were part of the Canadian team that competed in 19 of 23 sports. Team Canada won eight gold, 10 silver and 11 bronze medals at the XV Paralympic Summer Games.

Ontario Olympians contributed to four of Team Canada’s total 29 medals, helping Canada finish 14th in overall medal standings, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport reports. The Ontario athletes who won top honours for Team Canada include:

  • Sudbury’s Curtis Halladay, St. Catharines’s Kristen Kit, Toronto’s Victoria Nolan and Ottawa’s Andrew Todd, from the bronze-winning LTA Mixed Coxed Four Rowing team.

  • Caledon Swimmer Tess Routliffe, who won silver in the 200-metre Individual Medley. Routliffe also won four gold medals at the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games.

  • Toronto’s Shelly Gautier, who earned a bronze medal in the Time Trial T1-2 road cycling event. Gautier was also a torch bearer for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games, where she won a silver medal.

  • London’s Curtis Thom, who earned a bronze medal as part of the 4x400m Relay.

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