Daniel wins silver, five other CIS athletes finish top five at 2016 Paralympic Games

Daniel wins silver, five other CIS athletes finish top five at 2016 Paralympic Games

CIS Communications

RIO DE JANEIRO – After 11 days of competition at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, six current, former or incoming CIS student-athletes are coming home with top-five finishes, highlighted by a silver medal by para-triathlete Stefan Daniel. 

Daniel, the 2015 Canada West rookie of the year who competes for the Calgary Dinos cross country squad, finished second in the inaugural Paralympic Triathlon, with a time of 1:03:05 in the PT4 classification. 

On the track, Shayne Dobson (Moncton) and Jason Dunkerley (Guelph) both finished fifth in 1500-metre event, in the T37 and T1 classifications respectively, while Guillaume Ouellet (Laval) just missed the podium, coming in fourth in the 5000-metre T12/13 race.   

Swimmers Sarah Mehain (McGill) and Laurier recruit Alec Elliot and also finished fourth in the 50-metre butterfly S7 and 100-metre butterfly S10 events. Mehain added a pair of fifth-place finishes in the 200-metre individual medley SM7, and as part of the 4x100-metre freestyle relay team - 34 points race. 

Overall, 14 athletes and four coaches with ties to CIS schools represented Canada at the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

 

CIS Takes Rio top-five finishes 

Current, former & incoming CIS student-athletes 

Sport

Name

University

Event (Time)

Medal/Place

Triathlon

Stefan Daniel*

Calgary

PT4 (1:03:05)

Silver

Athletics

Shayne Dobson

Moncton

1500m T37 (4:21.06)

5th

Jason Dunkerley

Guelph

1500m T1 (4:07.98)

5th

Guillaume Ouellet

Laval

5000m T12/13 (3:57.98)

4th

Swimming

Alec Elliot*

Laurier

100m Butterfly S10 (58.35)

4th

Sarah Mehain*

McGill

50m Butterfly S7 (36.46)

4th

200m IM SM7 (3:11.16)

5th

4x100 Freestyle Relay – 34 points (4:29.40)

5th

 *Current/Incoming CIS athlete
 

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