Canada’s Grand’Maison goes for third gold tonight

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Louis Daignault (ISN)

August 18, 2013, MONTREAL (ISN) – Valérie Grand’Maison of Montreal looks to collect a third gold medal on the seventh and last day of the International Paralympic Committee Swimming World Championships after qualifying first in Sunday’s S13 100-m freestyle.

So far this week, Grand’Maison has gold in the 50-m freestyle and 100-m butterfly as well as silver in the 200-m individual medley.

Rhea Schmidt of Winnipeg also advanced ranking seventh.

Aurélie Rivard of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., qualified fourth for the women’s S10 50-m freestyle. The 17-year-old has four medals so far.

Qualifying for finals in men’s races were Zack McAllister of Lethbridge, Alta., Maxime Rousselle of Quebec City, Adam Rahier of Surrey, B.C.

Also in finals tonight are Donovan Tildesley of Vancouver, Jean-Michel Lavallée of Quebec City, Sarah Mehain of Vernon, B.C., triple medallist Brianna Nelson of Victoria and Morgan Bird of Calgary.

Competitors in classifications S1 through S10 have a physical limitation, while classifications S11 through S13 are for competitors with a visual impairment. A lower number indicates a more severe condition.

The event has attracted 480 swimmers from 55 countries and is the biggest gathering of para swimmers since London 2012. Competition ends Sunday at Parc Jean-Drapeau with preliminaries at 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

Sportsnet

Sportsnet One will be airing a 30-minute highlights package featuring Canada’s top performances in the pool. The shows will air at 11 p.m. ET from Tuesday through Monday, with the exception of Saturday (11:30pm EST). TVA Sports will be presenting a daily show in French on its airwaves at 10 a.m. with an encore presentation at 2:30 p.m., from Tuesday through Monday.

News Broadcast Media Access

To complement the daily highlight shows, 3-minute News access highlights clips and flash interviews will be made available free of rights to all news broadcast and digital media courtesy of the Canadian Paralympic Committee via www.sendtonews.com. Clips will be made available daily, shortly after each final session ending at approximately 9PM EST.

Full results, schedule and start lists at: http://www.paralympic.org/events/montreal-2013/live-results 

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