11 BC Games and Team BC Alumni Set to Compete at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

11 BC Games and Team BC Alumni Set to Compete at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Author: BC Games Society/Wednesday, August 25, 2021/Categories: Front Page, 2021 News, Alumni

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The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games kicked off in the early hours of Tuesday, August 24, with the Opening Ceremony. Canada’s delegation is comprised of 128 athletes, participating in 18 sports over the 12 days of competition between August 24 and September 5, 2021. Of those 128 athletes, six gained multi-sport games experience in the form of the BC Winter or BC Summer Games, or as members of Team BC at the Canada Games:

Name

Sport
(Tokyo 2020)

Classification

BC Games
(BCG)

Canada Games
(CG)

Sport
(BCG / CG)


Jessye Brockway


Para Rowing


PR2Mix2x

 

Sherbrooke (2013) / Winnipeg (2017) / Red Deer (2019)

Athletics / Cross Country Skiing


Kyle Fredrickson


Para Rowing


PR3Mix4+

Nanaimo (2014) / Abbotsford (2016)

 

Towed Water Sports

Byron Green

Wheelchair Rugby

0.5

Burnaby (1997)

 

Orienteering


Deion Green


Wheelchair Basketball


3.5

Greater Trail (2006)

Whitehorse (2007) / Halifax (2011)


Wheelchair Basketball


Bo Hedges


Wheelchair Basketball


2.5

Quesnel (2000) / Williams Lake (2002)

Corner Brook (1999) / Bathurst-Campbelton (2003)


Wheelchair Basketball

Trevor Hirschfield

Wheelchair Rugby

1

Nanaimo (2002)

 

Wheelchair Athletics

 

Joining these athletes in Tokyo are five coaches who previously coached or competed at the BC Games or for Team BC at the Canada Games:
 

Name

Sport

BC Games

Canada Games

Simon Cass

Wheelchair Basketball

Mission (2014) / Penticton (2016) / Kamloops (2018)

Prince George (2015) / Red Deer (2019)


Janet Dunn


Para Swimming

Quesnel (2000) / Williams Lake (2002) / Port Alberni (2004) / Greater Trail (2006) / Nanaimo (2014)

 

Vince Mikuska

Para Swimming

Kitimat (1993)

Regina (2005) / PEI (2009)

Carolyn Murray

Triathlon

 

Brandon (1997)

Lisa Myers

Para Athletics

 

Sherbrooke (2013) / Winnipeg (2017)

 

Together, they make up the 11 BC Games and Team BC alumni representing Canada on the world’s stage. You can catch the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics live on CBC (or cbc.ca) and can follow along with the latest BC connected athletes results on csipacific.ca.

The BC Games Society, along with Team BC, is proud to play an important role in the sport pathway to the highest levels of competition for athletes, coaches, and officials. In addition to fostering an exceptional experience for all Games participants, volunteers, and community members, the biennial BC Winter and BC Summer Games serve as an entry point to the province’s sport excellence system, providing athletes with an introductory multi-sport games experience. 

See the full list of BC Games alumni at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics here.
See the full list of Team BC alumni at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics here.
See the full list of Team Canada athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics here.

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