Paralympic Games - Canada Ranks Third!
With the 2014 Paralympic Games coming to an official close, we are thrilled to announce that Canada ranks third! According to the Toronto Star, Canada finished with 19 medals including 10 gold. In first place was Russia, who dominated the leader board, earning a stunning 80 metals, including 30 gold. Germany took second place falling just behind Russia.
Special gold medal highlights from this year's games include both veterans and new comers to the Paralympics. Brian McKeever, a visually impaired Canadian athlete and past winner of 10 gold medals won gold in all three of the cross-country ski races he participated in this year! In addition, new comer 16 year old Mac Marcoux won gold and two bronze medals in para-alpine skiing.
A big factor in Canada's continued success with our Paralympic athletes can be attributed to a funding program called, Own the Podium. This unique organization is, "responsible for assessing the performance potential of Canadian high performance sport (both individual and team), for providing the technical analysis required to determine Canadian podium targets for Olympic and Paralympic Games and for making investment recommendations for the allocation of excellence dollars provided by the national funding parties."
In the Toronto Star article, Anne Merklinger, CEO of Own the Podium said,
"It's been a really good Games for Canada, there's been so many terrific performances. The future really bodes well in terms of the young up-and-comers that we have."
Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers are ecstatic with Canada's success at this year's games and would like to congratulate all of Canada's athletes.
Subscribe to our Newsletter