Patrick Anderson & 2012 Canadian Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team Nominated For Paralympic Sport Awards

Thursday, September 5, 2013

(September 5, 2013 - BONN, GERMANY) - Canadian Wheelchair Basketball star Patrick Anderson of Fergus, Ontario and the 2012 Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team have been shortlisted as nominees for the 2013 Paralympic Sports Awards on a list released by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Six awards recognizing achievements from the London 2012 Paralympic Games will be presented at a special awards ceremony on November 23, 2013 in Athens, Greece, in the following categories: best female, best male, best female debut, best male debut, best team and best official.

Anderson is a nominee for the Best Male Athlete award. He was the top scorer at London 2012 and posted the best numbers of his career en route to leading Team Canada to the Paralympic gold medal.

The Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team was also recognized for its accomplishments in London as a finalist in the best team category. Team Canada went undefeated with an 8-0 record at London 2012. Canada defeated rival Australia in the championship game to secure its third gold medal in the last four Paralympic Games.

“Any time your team receives an award nomination it is truly a great honour, but it is particularly humbling to receive recognition for our hard work and success from the international community,” said David Eng, Team Canada co-captain.

“As a team we put a lot of emphasis on character and we try to ensure Canada is a leader that showcases the sport well and plays the game the way it should be played. Every member of the team is proud to wear the maple leaf, and our success in London is a reflection of the tremendous support that we receive in Canada.”

Team Canada last won the Best Team Performance honours at the 2005 Paralympic Sport Awards after it secured the gold medal in convincing fashion at the Paralympic Games in Athens in 2004.

Other finalists in the best male category include Australia’s Ryley Batt (wheelchair rugby), Brazil’s Daniel Dias (swimming), Germany’s Heinrich Popow (athletics), and Great Britain’s David Weir (athletics).

Other finalists in the best team category include the Australian wheelchair rugby team and the Brazilian 5-a-side football club.

Source

News Category: 

Latest News

  • June 12, 2018
    The Canadian women’s 400 free relay had their first real breakthrough at the 2015 Pan American Games. Competing in front of a raucous home crowd, Chantal van Landeghem roared home on the anchor leg to overtake American legend Natalie Coughlin and...
  • June 11, 2018
    For Immediate Release TORONTO (June 11, 2018) – Earlier last week, former national team skiers, Amélie-Frédérique Gagnon, Gail Kelly, Anna Prchal and Geneviève Simard came forward to speak publicly about their abuse from former coach Bertrand...
  • June 6, 2018
    TORONTO (June 6, 2018) – RBC Training Ground held it’s fourth final of this year in Toronto, Ontario at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. Sara Villani not only broke the RBC Training Ground National Strength Record for women, but she also walked...
  • May 18, 2018
    INDIANAPOLIS – Just over a month since her record performance at the Commonwealth Games, Taylor Ruck of Swimming Canada’s High Performance Centre – Ontario opened the next chapter in her season winning the women’s 100-m freestyle at a US Pro Swim...
  • May 18, 2018
    NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of CANADIAN SPORT INSTITUTE ONTARIO (the “Corporation”) is called for and will be held at Canadian Sport Institute Ontario’s office (875 Morningside Avenue, Suite 100, Toronto, ON...