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Brent Lakatos to lead Canadian World Para Athletics team in London

Athletics Canada announced today the team that will compete at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London, England, from July 14 to 23.

Leading the way for Canada is Brent Lakatos of Dorval, Que. Lakatos, who lives and trains in England, recently set four World records over the course of the world renowned Swiss Wheelchair Racing Series. His career resume is impressive to say the least; seven Paralympic Games medals and 12 World Para Athletics Championships medals. At the last World Para Athletics Championships, Lakatos won gold in the T53 wheelchair 100-metres, 200-metres and 800-metres, as well as silver in the 400-metres

The team also includes Rio medallists Alexandre Dupont (wheelchair 4x400-metres), Alister McQueen (F44 javelin throw), Tristan Smyth (wheelchair 4x400-metres), Liam Stanley (T37 1500-metres) and Curtis Thom (wheelchair 4x400-metres)

Guillaume Ouellet of Victoriaville, Que., enters the World Championships as the reigning champion in the T12 visually impaired 5000-metres.

Name

Class

Event

Personal Coach

Hometown

Jennifer Brown

F38

Discus

Kim Cousins

Calgary, AB

Mitchell Chase

T38 1500m Edward LaRocque  Pickering, ON

Isaiah Christophe

 T54  200m Ken Thom   Brampton, ON

Thomas Des Brisay 

T20

5000m

Peter Des Brisay

Kanata, ON

Shayne Dobson

T37

1500m

Jean-Marc Doiron

Moncton, NB

Jason Dunkerley 

T11

1500m

Joshua Karanja

Hamilton, ON

Alexandre Dupont

T54

4x400m

Rick Reelie

Clarenceville, QC

Ilana Dupont

T53

200m

Rick Reelie

Saskatoon, SK

Renée Foessel

F38

Discus

Ken Hall

Orangeville, ON

Jessica Frotten

T53

200m

Rick Reelie

Whitehorse, YT

Dmitry Issajenko

 

Guide

Craig Blackman

Toronto, ON

Brent Lakatos

T53

100m

Arno Mul

Dorval, QC

Pamela LeJean

F53

Shot Put

Ueli Albert

Cape Breton, NS

Alister McQueen

F44

Javelin

Kim Cousins

Calgary, AB

Ness Murby

F11

Javelin

Sheldan Gmitroski

Salt Spring Island, BC

Guillaume Ouellet

T13

5000m

Félix-Antoine Lapointe

Victoriaville, QC

Marissa Papaconstantinou

T44

200m

Geoff Standen

Toronto, ON

George Quarcoo

T12

100m

Craig Blackman

Toronto, ON

Diane Roy

T54

400m

Jean Laroche

Lac Des Aigles, QC

Austin Smeenk

T34

400m

Ken Thom

Oakville, ON

Tristan Smyth

T54

4x400m

Kelly Smith

Maple Ridge, BC

Liam Stanley

T37

1500m

Bruce Deacon

Victoria, BC

Curtis Thom

T54

4x400m

Ken Thom

Mississauga, ON

Jérémie Venne 

 

Guide

Joshua Karanja

Greely, ON

Kyle Whitehouse

T38

200m

Sue Bartol

St. Catharines, ON

Reasoning - 2017 World Para Athletics Team Selection

 

Team staff

Rick Reelie

Saskatoon, SK

Co-Head Coach

Kim Cousins

Calgary, AB

Co-Head Coach

Ingrid Ruys

Sherwood Park, AB

Team Leader

Kristine Deacon

Cambridge, ON

Team Manager

Bruce Deacon

Victoria, BC

Team Coach

John Allan

London, ON

Team Coach

Lisa Myers

Vancouver, BC

Team Coach

Eva Fejes

Salt Spring Island, BC

Sport Assistant (Ness Murby)

Dr. Duriell Bernard

Port Moody, BC

Chiropractor

Nathan Garrison

 Victoria, BC

Massage Therapist

Andrea Stephen

Toronto, ON

IST Lead/Physiotherapist

Dr. Melina Thibodeau

Victoria, BC

Team Physician

 

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