Athletics Canada today named the team that will compete at the 2017 World Para Athletics Junior Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland from August 3 to 6. This inaugural event will be held at the Swiss Paraplegics Centre, a world renowned fast track of both amputee and wheelchair racers. The track has been home to numerous World Records, including by Canadian Paralympic sensation Brent Lakatos.
2017 IPC World Juniors team
Name, Hometown, Event(s)
Michael Barber, Victoria, B.C., T20 1500m
Larissa Brown, Greely, Ont., T12 100m, 200m, Long Jump
Zachary Gingras, Markham, Ont., T38 100m, 400m
Andrew Heffernan, Ottawa, Ont., Guide runner for Larissa Brown
*Dylan Hermans, Barrie, Ont., T13 100m, 200m
David Johnson, Saanichton, B.C., T12 100m, 400m
Nicholas Neri, Toronto, Ont., 400m, 1500m
Kim Cousins, Head Coach
Adam Janssen, Team Manager
Jane Freure, Physiotherapist
*Subject to meeting requirements outlined in section 4 of the 2017 World Para Athletics Junior Championships selection criteria.