Canada at the 1996 Summer Paralympics

Canada competed at the 1996 Summer Paralympics in Atlanta, United States, from August 16 to 25, 1996.[1] 133 athletes (95 men and 38 women) competed in 15 sports. Canada won a total of 70 medals and finished in seventh on the medal table.

Canada at the
1996 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
IPC codeCAN
NPCCanadian Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.paralympic.ca
in Atlanta
Competitors133 (95 men and 38 women)
Flag bearerMarni Abbott
Medals
Ranked 7th
Gold
24
Silver
23
Bronze
24
Total
71
Summer Paralympics appearances (overview)

Wheelchair basketball player Marni Abbott was the country's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.[2] She earned a gold medal in women's wheelchair basketball.

MedallistsEdit

Paralympic sportsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Dean Bergeron Athletics Men's 200m T51
  Gold Jeffrey Adams Athletics Men's 800m T53
  Gold Clayton Gerein Athletics Men's 5000m T51
  Gold Brent McMahon Athletics Men's marathon T51
  Gold James Shaw Athletics Men's discus F34/37
  Gold Jacques Martin Athletics Men's discus F54
  Gold James Shaw Athletics Men's shot put F34/37
  Gold Jason Delesalle Athletics Men's pentathlon P12
  Gold Chantal Petitclerc Athletics Women's 100m T53
  Gold Chantal Petitclerc Athletics Women's 200m T53
  Gold Gary Longhi Cycling Mixed 500m time trial bicycle CP3
  Gold Guylaine Larouche
Julie Cournoyer
Cycling Women's 50/60k tandem open
  Gold Alexandre Cloutier
Julie Cournoyer
Cycling Mixed 60/70k tandem open
  Gold Lance McDonald Lawn bowls Men's singles LB6
  Gold Tony Alexander Swimming Men's 50m freestyle S7
  Gold Walter Wu Swimming Men's 100m backstroke B3
  Gold Walter Wu Swimming Men's 100m butterfly B3
  Gold Walter Wu Swimming Men's 100m freestyle B3
  Gold Walter Wu Swimming Men's 200m medley B3
  Gold Walter Wu Swimming Men's 400m freestyle B3
  Gold Marie Claire Ross Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke B3
  Gold Marie Claire Ross Swimming Women's 200m medley B3
  Gold Rebeccah Bornemann Swimming Women's 400m freestyle S7
  Gold Marni Abbott
Linda Kutrowski
Lori Radke
Tracey Ferguson
Sabrina Pettinicchi
Marney Smithies
Chantal Benoit
Renee del Colle
Lisa Stevens
Kendra Ohama
Jennifer Krempien
Kelly Krywa
Wheelchair basketball Women's team
  Silver Joseph Radmore Athletics Men's 100m T32
  Silver Andre Beaudoin Athletics Men's 100m T51
  Silver Dean Bergeron Athletics Men's 400m T51
  Silver Jeffrey Adams Athletics Men's 400m T53
  Silver Dean Bergeron Athletics Men's 800m T51
  Silver Stuart McGregor Athletics Men's 1500m T12
  Silver Dean Bergeron Athletics Men's 1500m T51
  Silver Clayton Gerein Athletics Men's marathon T51
  Silver France Gagne Athletics Men's javelin F12
  Silver Jacques Martin Athletics Men's javelin F54
  Silver Tracey Melesko Athletics Women's 200m MH
  Silver Chantal Petitclerc Athletics Women's 400m T53
  Silver Chantal Petitclerc Athletics Women's 800m T53
  Silver Chantal Petitclerc Athletics Women's 1500m T52-53
  Silver Tracey Melesko Athletics Women's long jump MH
  Silver Courtney Knight Athletics Women's discus F12
  Silver Guylaine Larouche
Julie Cournoyer
Cycling Women's individual pursuit tandem open
  Silver Eric Houle
J. Crepault
Mario Caron
Jeff Christy
Roberto Gaunt
Dean Kozak
Goalball Men's team
  Silver Vivian Berkeley Lawn bowls Women's singles LB6
  Silver Tony Alexander Swimming Men's 100m freestyle S7
  Silver Marie Claire Ross Swimming Women's 100m backstroke B3
  Bronze Dean Bergeron Athletics Men's 100m T51
  Bronze Andre Beaudoin Athletics Men's 400m T51
  Bronze Marc Quessy Athletics Men's 800m T52
  Bronze Clayton Gerein Athletics Men's 1500m T51
  Bronze Jeffrey Adams
Carl Marquis
Marc Quessy
Colin Mathieson
Athletics Men's 4 × 400 m relay T52-53
  Bronze Jason Delesalle Athletics Men's discus F12
  Bronze James Shaw Athletics Men's javelin F34/37
  Bronze Hal Merrill Athletics Men's shot put F51
  Bronze Colette Bourgonje Athletics Women's 100m T52
  Bronze Colette Bourgonje Athletics Women's 200m T52
  Bronze Ljiljana Ljubisic Athletics Women's discus F10-11
  Bronze Ljiljana Ljubisic Athletics Women's shot put F10-11
  Bronze Gary Longhi Cycling Mixed 20k bicycle CP3
  Bronze Patrice Bonneau Cycling Mixed 55/65k bicycle LC2
  Bronze Guylaine Larouche
Julie Cournoyer
Cycling Women's time trial tandem open
  Bronze Garth Harris Swimming Men's 50m breaststroke SB3
  Bronze Walter Wu Swimming Men's 50m freestyle B3
  Bronze Andrew Haley Swimming Men's 100m butterfly S9
  Bronze Andrew Haley Swimming Men's 400m freestyle S9
  Bronze Marie Claire Ross Swimming Women's 50m freestyle B3
  Bronze Elisabeth Walker Swimming Women's 100m backstroke S7
  Bronze Marie Claire Ross Swimming Women's 100m butterfly B3
  Bronze Marie Claire Ross Swimming Women's 100m freestyle B3

Demonstration sportsEdit

Canada won a silver medal in both team sailing and wheelchair rugby. These two sports were later recognised as Paralympic sports in the 2000 Summer Paralympics.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games: Canada". paralympic.org. Retrieved August 27, 2012.
  2. ^ "Athlete Profiles: Marni Abbott". BC Wheelchair Sports Association. Archived from the original on October 11, 2008. Retrieved March 8, 2014.