Team Canada officially names 49 athletes to Paralympic team


The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are over but some of Canada’s best athletes are not done yet.

Team Canada has officially named 49 athletes to the Paralympic team for Beijing 2022.

The team will include 25 Paralympic medallists and 19 first-time Paralympians.

Brian McKeever and Billy Bridges are taking part in the sixth Paralympic games.

McKeever competes in the Para Nordic skiing event and has won 17-career Paralympic medals, including 13 gold medals, in the event.

He is one of Canada’s most successful athletes ever.

McKeever teams up with a guide for the cross country skiing races.

Bridges has won three medals as part of Canada’s Para ice hockey teams and is hoping to make it four.

Ina Forrest will be looking for her fourth medal in as many appearances in wheelchair curling.

She was a member of Canada’s gold medal team in 2010 and 2014 and then added a bronze at the 2018 games in PyeongChang.

The games will begin on March 4 until March 13 in Beijing.


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