Canada's Paralympians on their way to London
As Canada's Olympians return home, another crop of athletes started their journey to London on Tuesday.
Canada named its team for the Paralympics on Tuesday in Toronto, ahead of the competition beginning on Aug. 29.
Wheelchair racers Josh Cassidy, Michelle Stilwell and Diane Roy are among 145 athletes that represent Canada in 15 sports.
Cassidy won the Boston Marathon last spring while Stilwell is a triple gold medallist and Roy is a five-time medallist.
Top 8 aspirations
Canada's chef de mission Gaetan Tardif said his team's goal is to finish in the top eight of the overall medal count, calling Canada's Paralympians "super athletes who will make Canada proud."
Tracey Ferguson, a three-time gold medallist with the Canadian women's wheelchair basketball team, says she's ready for London, which marks her sixth Games.
"It never gets old," the 38-year-old said before boarding a plane for London. "If anything it gets more exciting … It's a huge sense of pride."
The Paralympics will be held in many of the same London venues used for Summer Games, which wrapped up Sunday.