Geoffrey York in Monday's Globe and Mail writes on how a pro league may arise from the interest in Wheelchair Rugby: and Canada's athletes are well positioned to excel. The sport, already celebrated in a popular documentary movie and cheered by crowds of thousands at international tournaments, is introducing new rule
So far today, Earl Connor won a gold in the T42 100 meters!! Chantal Petitclerc set a world and Paralympic record in the 200 meters in her heat (the final is later today).
Great article by the Canadian Press details Canadian Wheelchair Basketballer James Borisoff's off court pursuits as a biomedical engineer who has designed an ultralight wheelchair for sports competition: "It's definitely been a product of my experience," said the Vancouver resident.
The other day (Thursday, Sept 11) was the rowing finals. Steve in the arms only category and Caitlin and Pepito in the doubles were all happy with their performance, making improvements each day. The 4's were racing in the A final, and finished 6th.
It is cooler today - only 29 degrees! A light haze over the sky must be helping to filter out some of the direct sun rays.
Another day, another cooker in Beijing. Now I know why people carry umbrellas here - it is so hot you need shade even if you hav e to carry it! Canada is racking up the medals and sits about 9th.
In today's Vancouver Sun Jeff Lee details the slow-to-come changes in the way the media covers the Paralympics and what we can expect for 2010 Paralympic coverage in Vancouver. Erik Lundin has been covering the Paralympics since the 1996 Games in Atlanta.
And the sun has returned with a vengence - blazing hot and not a cloud in the sky! Athletics had the morning off so I went with the staff to the Great Wall!
Well, today is the last day at rowing. It's hard to believe!! Here we are at the finals... Tuesday was not a great day at Shinyu for the Canadians. It was a miserable day weather-wise. Very smoggy, grey and wet. The worst day so far out there and it was our first competition day!
The controversy over the crash-marred race where Canada's Diane Roy had her gold medal win overturned has not stifled her spirit to compete. Gary Kingston's article in today's Vancouver Sun has Diane's thoughts on the incident: "I talk with a lot of athletes, coaches and people with experience and [they say] it's th