Canadian Paralympic athletes continue the medal streak with impressive day 10 performances in Tokyo. Danielle Dorris of Moncton, New Brunswick claimed her very first gold medal at the games after shooting by her competition in the pool. The 18-year-old broke a world and Paralympic record two times in the same day. She swam the S7 50-metre butterfly in a time of 32.99 seconds.
Another Canadian athlete who won their first-ever medal, Marissa Papacotantinou of Toronto ran the T64 100-metre dash in a personal best time of 13.07 seconds. Marissa is only 21-years-old but she gave the race all she had, when approaching the finish line she hinged at the waist to secure the bronze medal position.
Canadians have now totaled the Paralympic medal count to 20 and they aim to collect more. Today was the last day of the Para-swimming competition, other Canadian swimmers competed but didn’t reach the podium. Aurélie Rivard and Shelby Newkirk placed fourth in their events and were both under one second away from third place.
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