Rio 2016: David Eng leads Team Canada in to Opening Ceremony at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Sept. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Wheelchair basketball star David Eng proudly led Team Canada in to the Opening Ceremony at the legendary Maracanã Stadium tonight in Rio.

TEAM CANADA OPENING CEREMONY PHOTOS: http://tinyurl.com/hoanfd5

With competition set to begin tomorrow morning, Canadian athletes will see action on Day 1 in the sports of athletics, cycling, judo, swimming, table tennis, and wheelchair basketball.

TEAM CANADA SCHEDULE FOR DAY 1, SEPT. 8 (ALL TIMES BRT)
Athletics
12:30 p.m.: Ilana Dupont (Saskatoon) women's T53 100m heats – final at 6:54 p.m.
6:09 p.m.: Kevin Strybosch (London, Ont.) men's F37 discus FINAL.

Cycling
10:42 a.m.: Marie-Claude Molnar (Lemoyne, Que.) women's C4 3000-m individual pursuit qualifying – medal round at 4:46 p.m.
11:10 a.m.: Nicole Clermont (Laval, Que.) women's C5 3000-m individual pursuit qualifying – medal round at 5:12 p.m.
11:45 a.m.: Daniel Chalifour (Ste-Thérèse, Que.) and his pilot Jean-Michel Lachance (Quebec City) men's B 4000-m individual pursuit qualifying – medal round at 5:38 p.m.

Judo
10 a.m.: Priscilla Gagné (Sarnia, Ont.) women's 52 kilos quarterfinals – medal round at 3:30 p.m.

Swimming
10:09 a.m.: Sabrina Duchesne (Quebec City), Morgan Bird (Calgary), Abi Tripp (Kingston, Ont.) women's S8 400-m freestyle preliminaries – final at 5:54 p.m.
10:21 a.m.: Alec Elliott (Kitchener, Ont.), James Leroux (Repentigny, Que.), Isaac Bouckley (Port Hope, Ont.) men's SB9 100-m breaststroke preliminaries – final at 6:05 p.m.
10:58 a.m.: Gord Michie (St. Thomas, Ont.) men's S14 100-m backstroke preliminaries – final at 7:04 p.m.
11:37 a.m.: Danial Murphy (Bedford, N.S.) men's S5 200-m freestyle preliminaries – final at 7:59 p.m.
12:08 p.m.: Tess Routliffe (Caledon, Ont.) women's S7 100-m backstroke preliminaries – final at 8:39 p.m.

Table tennis
6 p.m.: Stephanie Chan (Richmond B.C.) women's Class 7 preliminaries vs Rui Wang (China)

Wheelchair basketball
9:30 a.m. women's preliminary – Canada vs Britain
9:30 p.m. men's preliminary – Canada vs Spain

ABOUT TEAM CANADA IN RIO: Canada has a team of 162 athletes competing in 19 sports at the Paralympic Games, Sept. 7 to 18. For more information visit: http://paralympic.ca/team-canada-rio-2016

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee: www.paralympic.ca

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SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)

For further information: Alison Korn, Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Rio cell: +55 (21) 99033-0131, Email: akorn@paralympic.ca; Martin Richard, Executive Director, Communications and Marketing, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Rio cell: + 55 (21) 99031-7843, Email: mrichard@paralympic.ca

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