RIO DE JANEIRO – Canadian para-cyclist Tristen Chernove hadn’t slept for three days and was very nervous but he put his trust in in mind, body and spirit to win the bronze medal in the men’s C 1-2-3 1000-m time trial at Paralympic Games.
It was Canada’s third medal of the day and eighth overall after three days of competition for 11th in the medal standings.
In the morning, wheelchair racer Michelle Stilwell of Parksville, B.C., won the gold in the women’s T52 400-m (Michelle Stilwell still golden at the Games) while Stefan Daniel of Calgary took silver in the PT4 triathlon (Stefan Daniel Celebrates historic silver)
Chernove collected his second medal of the competition with the third best time to add to his silver won on Friday in the individual pursuit.
“I am happy with the medal, it’s wonderful, but I am not riding at my performance levels right now,” he said. ”I have got to get back on top of what I can do for the transition to the road (he is also competing in the men’s road race C1-2-3 and time trial C2).”
Li Zhangyu of China took the gold in a world record one minute and 06.678 seconds. Arnoud Nijhuis of the Netherlands was second in 1:07.999 and Chernove followed in 1:09.583.
In the pool, Aurélie Rivard was fourth in the women’s S10 100-m backstroke and Tess Routliffe of Caledon, Ont., was also fourth in the women’s SB7 100-m breaststroke. Benoit Huot of Longueuil, Que., and Alec Elliot of Kitchener, Ont., were fifth and seventh in the men’s S10 100-m backstroke.
For Huot, the race was a warm-up for his best event, the 200-m individual medley which goes on Sunday. Rivard just fell short of the podium after winning the 50-m freestyle in world record time on Friday.
In athletics, Mitchell Chase of Pickering, Ont., made an impressive Paralympic Games debut placing fourth in the men’s T38 1500-m final with a season’s best 4:28.44.
”I feel great,” said Chase, 19, who has cerebral palsy. ”I am a bit disappointed but I came fourth and it is nothing to be ashamed of.”
Brent Lakatos of Dorval, Que., qualified sixth for the men’s T53 400-m on Saturday evening as he looks to enhance his medal collection. Jean-Philippe
Maranda of Ste-Aurélie, Que., produced his best performance of the Games so far ranking ninth but it wasn’t enough to advance.
”I knew it was one of the weaker heats in the field,” said Lakatos, the 100-m champion Friday. ”So I was able to take out really strong, open up the lead and kind of relax for the second part of the race. Now I will just ride this, cool down and get ready for tomorrow.”
In goalball, Brendan Gaulin of Laval, Que., scored six of Canada’s seven goals in a 7-5 victory over Germany. The Canadian men even their record at 1-1.
In wheelchair basketball, the Canadian women downed Argentina 73-28 and are 2-0. Arinn Young of Legal, Alta., led the charge with 14 points. On the men’s side, Canada remains winless after three games falling 78-53 to Australia. Opening Ceremony flag bearer David Eng of Montreal was the top Canadian with 17 points.
In boccia, Canada’s BC4 pairs crew opened preliminary round action with two dramatic games. Marco Dispaltro of St-Jérome, Que., and Alison Levine and Iulian Ciobanu, both of Montreal, lost to Brazil 4-3 and beat China 2-1.
The news wasn’t as good for Canada in BC 3 pairs as Éric Bussière, Verchères, Que.; Bruno Garneau, Montreal; Marylou Martineau, Quebec City lost their two matches.
On Sunday morning, Canada’s LTA Mixed Coxed Four goes for gold in rowing. Victoria Nolan (Toronto), Meghan Montgomery (Winnipeg), Andrew Todd (Thunder Bay, Ont.) Curtis Halladay (Sudbury, Ont.) and coxswain Kristen Kit (St. Catharines, Ont.) won their repechage heat on Saturday.
In table tennis, Stephanie Chan plays her semifinal match in women’s class 7 singles at 2 p.m. The medal matches are on Tuesday.
RIO DE JANEIRO _ What Canada Did on Saturday at the 2016 Paralympic Games (distances in metres):
Men’s individual compound ranking round: Kevin Evans, Jaffray, B.C. was 22nd
Women’s individual compound ranking round: Karen Van Nest, North Bay, Ont. was fourth
Mixed team compound open ranking round: Karen Van Nest, North Bay, Ont., and Kevin Evans, Jaffray, B.C., were seventh.
Women’s T52 400: Michelle Stilwell, Parksville, B.C., wins the gold medal in a Paralympic record 1:05.43.
Women’s T53 400: Ilana Dupont, Saskatoon, placed 10th in heats and did not advance.
Men’s T53 400: Brent Lakatos, Dorval, Que., placed sixth in heats to advance to final on Sunday at 11:35 a.m. Jean-Philippe Maranda, Ste-Aurélie, Que., was 10th and does not advance.
Men’s T38 1500: Mitchell Chase, Pickering, Ont., placed fourth in the final.
Boccia (preliminary round)
Mixed pairs BC4 – Canada (Iulian Ciobanu, Montreal; Marco Dispaltro, St-Jérôme, Que.; Alison Levine, Montreal) lost to Brazil 4-3.
Mixed pairs BC 3 – Canada (Éric Bussière, Verchères, Que.; Bruno Garneau, Montreal; Marylou Martineau, Quebec City) lost to South Korea 10-1.
Mixed pairs BC 3 – Canada (Éric Bussière, Verchères, Que.; Bruno Garneau, Montreal; Marylou Martineau, Quebec City) lost to Brazil 11-2.
Mixed pairs BC4 – Canada (Iulian Ciobanu, Montreal; Marco Dispaltro, St-Jérôme, Que.; Alison Levine, Montreal) defeated China 3-2.
Men’s C1-2-3 1000m time trial: Tristen Chernove, Powell River, B.C., won bronze medal. Ross Wilson, Sherwood Park, Alta., was 15th and Michael Sametz, Calgary, was 17th.
Men’s preliminary – Canada evened its record at 1-1 with a 7-5 victory over Germany. Brendan Gaulin, Laval, Que., led Canada with six goals.
Men’s 90 kilos Tony Walby, Ottawa, lost round of 16 match to Jorge Lencina, Argentina and was eliminated.
Repechage LTA Mixed Coxed Four: Canada won its heat to advance to A Final on Sunday at 10:50 a.m.: Canadian rowers – Victoria Nolan (Toronto), Meghan Montgomery (Winnipeg), Andrew Todd (Thunder Bay, Ont.) Curtis Halladay (Sudbury, Ont.) and coxswain Kristen Kit (St. Catharines, Ont.)
Doug Blessin, Tri-City, B.C., placed 25th in the mixed 10-m air rifle qualifying SH2
Women’s SB7 100 breaststroke: Tess Routliffe, Caledon, Ont., placed fourth in final. Camille Bérubé, Gatineau, Que., and Sarah Mehain, Vernon, B.C., were ninth and 10th and did not advance.
Men’s S6 50 freestyle: Nathan Clement, West Vancouver, was 18th in heats and did not advance.
Men’s S5 50-m butterfly: Danial Murphy, Bedford, N.S., 15th in heats and did not advance.
Women’s S5 50-m butterfly: Tammy Cunnington, Red Deer, Alta., 11th in heats and did not advance.
Men’s S13 200m individual medley: Devin Gotell, Antigonish, N.S., and Tyler Mrak, Aldregrove, B.C., 15th and 16th in heats and did not advance.
Men’s S10 100-m backstroke: Benoit Huot, Longueuil, Que., and Alec Elliot, Kitchener, Ont., placed fifth and seventh in the final.
Women’s S10 100-m backstroke: Aurélie Rivard, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., placed fourth in the final.
PT4 Final: Stefan Daniel, Calgary, won the silver medal.
Women’s class 7 preliminaries: Stephanie Chan, Richmond B.C., lost to Seong-Ok Kim, South Korea, 9-11, 11-4, 11-1, 10-12, 11-3. Finishes second in her pool to advance to semifinals.
Women’s preliminary – Canada defeated Argentina 73-28 to improve to 2-0. Arinn Young, Legal, Alta., led Canada with 14 points.
Men’s preliminary – Canada dropped to 0-3 losing 78-53 to Australia. David Eng, Montreal was Canada’s top scorer with 17 points.
Canadians in action on September 11, 2016 at the Paralympic Games in Rio (all times Rio time)
10:04 a.m.: Diane Roy (Sherbrooke, Que.) women’s T54 400-m heats – final at 5:37 p.m.
10:15 a.m.: Josh Cassidy (Port Elgin, Ont.) men’s T54 5000-m FINAL
11:35 a.m.: Brent Lakatos (Dorval, Que.) and Jean-Philippe Maranda (Ste-Aurélie, Que.) men’s T53 400-m FINAL
12 p.m.: Shayne Dobson (Campbellton, N.B.) and Liam Stanley (Victoria) men’s T37 1500-m FINAL
12:22 p.m.: Jason Dunkerley (Ottawa) and his guide Josh Karanja (Ottawa) men’s T11 1500-m heats
5:30 p.m.: Ilana Dupont (Saskatoon) women’s T53 400-m FINAL
5:48 p.m.: Austin Smeenk (Oakville, Ont.) men’s T34 100-m heats
6:12 p.m.: Alexandre Dupont (St-Rémi, Que.) and Curtis Thom (Mississauga, Ont.) men’s T54 400-m heats.
6 :33 p.m: Guillaume Ouellet (Quebec City) men’s T13 1500-m FINAL
Boccia (preliminary round)
11 a.m.: mixed pairs BC4 – Canada (Iulian Ciobanu, Montreal; Marco Dispaltro, St-Jérôme, Que.; Alison Levine, Montreal) vs Thailand
11 a.m.: mixed pairs BC 3 – Canada (Éric Bussière, Verchères, Que.; Bruno Garneau, Montreal; Marylou Martineau, Quebec City) vs Belgium
3:40 p.m.: mixed pairs BC4
5 p.m.: mixed pairs BC3
2:30 p.m.: women’s preliminary – Canada vs Ukraine
10:50 a.m.: FINAL LTA Mixed Coxed Four Victoria Nolan (Toronto), Meghan Montgomery (Winnipeg), Andrew Todd (Thunder Bay, Ont.) Curtis Halladay (Sudbury, Ont.) and coxswain Kristen Kit (St. Catharines, Ont.)
2 p.m.: women’s preliminaries Canada (0-1) vs the Netherlands (0-1)
10:04 a.m.: Katarina Roxon (Corner Brook, N.L.) women’s SM9 200-m individual medley heat – final at 5:53 p.m.
10:14 a.m.: Tyler Mrak (Aldergrove, B.C.) men’s SB13 100-m breaststroke heat – final at 6:02 p.m.
10:38 a.m.: Gord Michie (St. Thomas, Ont.) men’s S14 200-m freestyle heat – final at 6:29 p.m.
10:53 a.m.: Isaac Bouckley (Port Hope, Ont.) men’s S10 200-m individual medley heat – final at 6:59 p.m.
10:57 a.m.: Benoit Huot (Longueuil, Que.) men’s S10 200-m individual medley heat – final at 6:59 p.m.
11:02 a.m.: Aurélie Rivard (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.) women’s S10 individual medley heat – final at 7:07 p.m.
11:16 a.m.: Zack McAllister (Lethbridge, Alta.) men’s S8 100-m freestyle heat – final at 7:29 p.m.
11:20 a.m.: Abi Tripp (Kingston, Ont.) women’s S8 100-m freestyle heat – final at 7:36 p.m.
11:23 a.m.: Morgan Bird (Calgary) and Sabrina Duchesne (Quebec City) women’s S8 100-m freestyle heat – final at 7:36 p.m.
10 a.m.: Chantal Givens, Winnipeg, women’s PT4
11:35 a.m.: Christine Robbins, Ottawa and her guide Sasha Robbins, Guelph, Ont., women’s PT5
2:15 p.m.: Stephanie Chan (Richmond B.C.) vs Kelly Van Zon (the Netherlands) women’s Class 7 semifinal.
10 a.m.: women’s preliminary – Canada (2-0) vs Germany (1-1)
9 p.m.: men’s preliminary – Canada (0-3) vs Japan (0-2)