Aurélie Rivard claims silver for 2nd Rio Paralympic medal
Lakatos, Stanley add 2 more silvers for Canada
Aurélie Rivard won her second medal of the Rio Paralympic Games on Sunday, claiming silver in the 200-metre individual medley S10. Rivard finished in two minutes, 30.03 seconds.
Hey <a href="https://twitter.com/AurelieRivard">@AurelieRivard</a>, what place did you come in? <a href="https://t.co/viHvpqmp91">https://t.co/viHvpqmp91</a>—@CBCOlympics
Earlier, Benoit Huot missed out on his 20th career Paralympic medal by more than a second, finishing fourth in the 200 IM S10. Fellow Canadian Isaac Bouckley finished eighth.
Canada's Benoit Huot finishes 4th in the men's 200-metre individual medley <a href="https://t.co/tYVCIzdP7H">https://t.co/tYVCIzdP7H</a>—@CBCOlympics
Here is what happened in the other swim finals featuring Canadians on Sunday:
- Katarina Roxon finished seventh in the women's 200 individual medley SM9.
- Zack McAllister finished 7th in the men's 100 freestyle S8.
- Morgan Bird finished 5th, Abi Tripp 7th, in women's 100 freestyle S8.
On the track, Guillaume Ouellet finished ninth in the 1500 T13 final, running a personal-best time of 3:57.98.
Lakatos earns 2nd medal of Games
Wheelchair racer Brent Lakatos earned his second medal of the Rio Paralympics on Sunday morning with a silver in the men's 400 T53 final.
The 36-year-old Montrealer posted a time of 48.53 seconds to secure the Canadian and Americas record behind Thailand's Pongsakorn Paeyo, while France's Pierre Fairbank placed third.
"I am quite happy with my race personally," Lakatos said. "If you would have told me going in that I would have done my second [fastest] time ever I would have been pretty excited about that."
Lakatos set a Paralympic record in the 100 heats on Thursday and went on to convincingly claim gold in that distance.
Stanley adds another podium result
Liam Stanley from Victoria, B.C., made the most of his Paralympic debut by adding a silver to Canada's medal total in the men's 1500 T37.
The 19-year-old set a new Canadian record with a time of 4:16.72. Ireland's world-record holder Michael McKillop easily took the top prize, while Algeria's Madjid Djemai earned bronze. Canada's Shayne Dobson was fifth in a personal-best time.
''It went well but a little faster than I expected,'' Stanley said. "I just tried to hold on to him. I stuck to the game plan and just executed. "
Stanley is best known as a member of Canada's para-soccer national team, but opted to compete in athletics after the group failed to qualify for Rio.
Canada claims rowing bronze
Earlier, Canada's LTA mixed coxed four rowing team took bronze.
Victoria Nolan, Meghan Montgomery, Andrew Todd and Curtis Halladay earned another medal for Canada to round out the podium behind Great Britain and the United States.
It was a historic finish for the Canadians in the 1000-metre race.
Only 0.29 seconds separated silver and bronze. Canada clocked a time of three minutes, 19.90 seconds to narrowly miss overtaking the Americans.
"We came back on the U.S. in a big way," Montgomery said. "We got from the stern to just being a bow ball away from silver. It was a good race."
Women's team suffers 1st loss, men drop to 0-4
Canada's women's wheelchair basketball team took its first hit at the Rio Paralympics, falling to the Germans by a score of 68-54.
Cindy Ouellet led the Canadian charge with 23 points. The top-ranked Canadians are 2-1 with one last preliminary match remaining.
They face off against the host nation Monday at 10:45 a.m. ET.
In the men's tournament, Canada fell to 0-4 after losing to Japan 76-45.
First medal of the day and first ever Canadian medal in para Rowing – LTA Mixed Coxed BRONZE! Good job team! <a href="https://twitter.com/rowingcanada">@rowingcanada</a>—@CPetitclerc
With files from the Canadian Press, the Canadian Paralympic Committee