Canada's Aurélie Rivard swims to 2nd Rio Paralympic gold

Aurélie Rivard is golden once again at the Rio Paralympics after capturing the top prize in the women’s 100-metre freestyle S10 for her third medal of the Games.

Tess Routliffe adds silver for 1st Paralympic medal

Aurelie Rivard wins second gold of Rio Paralympics

6 years ago
Duration 6:27
Rivard won the women's 100m freestyle S10 on Tuesday.

Aurélie Rivard is golden once again at the Rio Paralympics after capturing the top prize in the women's 100-metre freestyle S10 for her third medal of the Games.

The 20-year-old from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., touched the wall ahead of New Zealand's Sophie Pascoe and France's Elodie Lorandi. She broke her own Paralympic record in a time of 59.31.

Last week, she set a world-record pace to claim victory in the 50 and followed that up with a silver finish in the 200 individual medley.

"My meet is not done, I still have three races to go," Rivard told The Canadian Press. "So I really just want to focus as much as I can on my races and after that, I'm going to think about the medals and what I accomplished.

"Once my meet is over, this is when I'm going to start to realize this happened."

Rivard led virtually from the moment she touched the water, but couldn't top her own world record of 59.17. 

"I wanted the gold and I got it," she said. "But I'm a little disappointed in my own performance. I own the world record, so of course I wanted to break my own time, wanted to improve myself."

Earlier, Tess Routliffe won her first Paralympic medal, a silver in the women's 200 IM SM7. The 17-year-old came in at 3:02.05 behind New Zealand's Nikita Howard, while American Courtney Jordan rounded out the podium.

Tess Routliffe swims to silver

6 years ago
Duration 8:57
Routliffe finished second in the women's 200 IM SM7.

Canadians miss podium opportunity

Canada's women's wheelchair basketball team failed to end its Paralympic medal drought after falling to the Dutch 78-60 in Tuesday's quarter-final in Rio. 

The Canadians have not reached the podium since 2004 and had high hopes entering these Games as the top-ranked team in the world by virtue of being the 2014 world champions. 

Cindy Ouellet put up 20 points for Canada, while veteran Janet McLachlan added 18. Unfortunately, the Canadian squad couldn't match the Netherland's balanced attack. 

Table tennis player ends historic run 

Stephanie Chan etched her name in the history books for Canada but was unable to relay that into a podium finish in the Class 7 table tennis bronze-medal match. 

Chan was defeated 3-1 by Korea's Kim Seong-ok. 

At 59, the Richmond, B.C., resident entered the Games as the oldest Canadian athlete. By reaching the bronze final, she became the first-ever Canadian to compete for a Paralympic table tennis medal. 


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