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Canadians express optimism regarding medal potential at 2012 Summer Paralympics

 

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LondonEngland — Tuesday, the Canadian Paralympic Committee held its first press conference for the Games, with the Chef de Mission, flag bearer, a first time Paralympian, and a four time wheelchair racer talking about where Canada is likely to earn medals. The Canadians also discussed how the movement in the country has grown since the 2010 Winter Paralympics and increases in government spending on Paralympic sport.

 

Canadian Paralympic Committee President Henry Storgaard and Media Officer Alison Korn
Image: Laura Hale.

Assistant Chef de Mission Elizabeth Walker-Young and flag bearer Garett Hickling
Image: Laura Hale.

First time boccia Paralympian Marco Dispaltro and four time wheelchair athletics competitor Diane Roy
Image: Laura Hale.

Media Officer Alison Korn
Image: Laura Hale.

Canadian Paralympic Committee President Henry Storgaard and Chef de Mission Gaetan Tardif
Image: Laura Hale.

Boccia Paralympian Marco Dispaltro watches a video about the Canadian Paralympic movement
Image: Laura Hale.

Assistant Chef de Mission Elizabeth Walker-Young and flag bearer Garett Hickling
Image: Laura Hale.

Canadian coaches and support staff attending the press conference
Image: Laura Hale.

Diane Roy’s coach
Image: Laura Hale.

A Canadian journalist asks a question
Image: Laura Hale.

A photographer at the press conference
Image: Laura Hale.

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Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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