LONDON, UK, Sept. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - On the eve of the Para-cycling road
races at Brands Hatch, the Canadian Para-cycling team announced that
Dominique Mainguy of Quebec City has withdrawn from all the road
''Dominique injured her left shoulder in a fall while training," said
Dr. Susan Labrecque, a doctor with the Canadian Para-cycling team. "She
suffered a concussion and collar bone fracture. The collar bone
fracture prevents her from moving her left arm, therefore she can't
hold her handlebar securely.''
A rookie on the team, Mainguy was ready to experience her first
''Since she joined the Canadian team, her skills and competiveness
increased with each training session," said Canada's Para-cycling head
coach Éric Van den Eynde. "Unfortunately her fall in training forces us
to make the difficult decision to remove her from all the road events."
This is a very difficult situation for Mainguy.
"Receiving the news about my withdrawing was like a slap in the face,"
said Mainguy. "I did not want to believe it, I wanted to keep training.
I am really, really disappointed."
Mainguy added that when she could ride again, she will resume raining
and prepare for the next Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016.
The road races start September 5 with the time trials in all categories.
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About the Canadian Paralympic Committee
The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization
with 46 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the
Paralympic movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee's vision is to
be the world's leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the
development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to
enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By
supporting Canadian Paralympic athletes and promoting their success,
the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a
disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its
member organizations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca.
SOURCE: CANADIAN PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE (CPC)
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Canadian Paralympic team
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