Canada announce judo and cycling Rio 2016 teams

A total of 12 cyclists and two judokas will be part of Canada’s delegation at September’s Paralympic Games. 01 Jul 2016
Shelly Gautier

Shelly Gautier

ⒸCanadian Paralympic Committee
By Canadian Paralympic Committee

“Cycling Canada has done a phenomenal job of preparing our athletes to compete and now it’s their time to shine in Rio. All of Canada is behind you.”

The Canadian Paralympic Committee announced earlier this week that two judokas and 12 cyclists will compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Parapan American judo silver medallist Priscilla Gagne will compete at her first Paralympic Games, in Rio, whilst teammate 42-year-old Tony Walby aims to improve on his seventh place at London 2012.

“Priscilla has enjoyed international success over the past couple of seasons and she has gained a lot of confidence heading into her first Paralympic Games,” said Judo Canada’s Sports Director and Para judo Head Coach Andrzej Sadej.

“Tony is one of the most experienced judokas in the field and he plans to capitalise on that in Rio.”

“We hope you reach the podium this summer while Team Canada at home – 35 million strong – cheers you on,” said Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.

The judo Rio 2016 events are set to take place between 8-10 September.

Six men and six women have been nominated for Canada’s cycling Paralympic team, including two London 2012 medallists, five cyclists with Paralympic Games experience and four world champions.

“I am delighted with our Para cycling team selections for the Paralympic Games in Rio this summer,” said Jacques Landry, High Performance Director and Head Coach for Cycling Canada.

“Our athletes were selected based on performances at international competitions and on their potential to perform in the Paralympic arena based on showings at selected races.”

Carla Qualtrough added: “Cycling Canada has done a phenomenal job of preparing our athletes to compete and now it’s their time to shine in Rio. All of Canada is behind you.”

Para cycling team


Daniel Chalifour (and Jean-Michel Lachance)

Tristen Chernove

Charles Moreau

Michael Sametz

Ross Wilson


Nicole Clermont

Marie-Eve Croteau

Shelley Gautier

Marie-Claude Molnar

Robbi Weldon (and Audrey Lemieux)

Judo team

Priscilla Gagne

Tony Walby

More information is available on the Canadian Paralympic Committee’s website.


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