OTTAWA, Feb. 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's most decorated Winter Paralympian of all-time Brian McKeever attended the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco on Monday. He was one of six nominees for Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability, and ultimately came up short to winner Henrieta Farkasova, a Para alpine skier from Slovakia.
McKeever won four medals at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. He now holds 17 Paralympic medals, 13 of which are gold. He is the most accomplished Para cross-country skier in history.
Statement from Marc-Andre Fabien, president, Canadian Paralympic Committee:
"On behalf of the entire Canadian Paralympic Committee, congratulations to Brian on being nominated for the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability award. We are just so thrilled to see Brian recognized amongst such prestigious international athletes. We would like to congratulate Henrieta Farkasova for winning the award."
Statement from Brian McKeever:
"I am absolutely honoured to have been nominated for this prestigious award. I'm grateful for the powerful impact that sport has had on my life. It has given me so many unique opportunities. Sport has an incredible ability to inspire, and to teach important lessons. It is a privilege to be a student of sport. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of my incredible journey."
SOURCE Canadian Paralympic Committee (Sponsorships)
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