CSIO Affiliated Athletes Excel at 2019 Parapan Am Games

Friday, September 6, 2019
Wheelchair Basketball Canada


TORONTO (September 6, 2019) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) would like to congratulate Team Canada on a successful 2019 Parapan Am Games in Lima, Peru. The Canadian Team delivered captivating performances, bringing home 60 medals – 17 Gold, 21 Silver, 22 Bronze.

Team Canada finished 6th in the medal standings by Gold medal and by number of total medals.

The 36 Ontario athletes at the Games won a total of 17 medals – 5 Gold, 6 Silver, 6 Bronze.

CSIO affiliated athletes are a large contingent of the Canadian athletes bringing home the hardware with 29 medals – 9 Gold, 9 Silver, 11 Bronze. CSIO affiliated athletes won 49% of Team Canada’s medals!



151 Team Canada Athletes = 60 medals

36 Ontario Athletes = 17 medals

57 CSIO Affiliated Athletes = 29 medals

28 OHPSI Athletes = 4 medals (all in team sports)



  • In the pool, CSIO affiliated athletes are bringing home a combined 21 medals, led by multi-medallists Nicholas Bennett (4), Arianna Hunsicker (5), Tyson MacDonald (3), Angela Marina (3), and Krystal Shaw (4).
  • Canada dominated in team sports winning medals in all 7 events: Wheelchair Basketball (M) - Silver; Wheelchair Basketball (W) - Gold; Wheelchair Rugby - Silver; Sitting Volleyball (M) - Bronze; Sitting Volleyball (W) - Bronze; Goalball (M) - Bronze; Goalball (W) - Bronze
  • Canada’s Women’s and Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Teams qualified a spot each for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics


A Complete List of Ontario Medallists & CSIO Affiliated Medallists from the Parapan Am Games are Enclosed.



“Congratulations to Team Canada and all of the athletes, coaches, and support staff on a terrific Parapan Am Games. We are extremely proud of our Ontario and CSIO affiliated athletes and their inspiring performances and their accomplishments on the podium. Thank you to the Government of Canada and Sport Canada; the Province of Ontario and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport; Own the Podium; and the Canadian Paralympic Committee for their continued support of CSIO and Ontario athletes at these Games. We look forward to building on these results as we work with athletes, coaches and sports in preparation for Tokyo 2020!”

Debbie Low
CEO, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario


About Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is a non-profit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing world-class programs, services, and leadership to high performance athletes, coaches, and National and Provincial Sport Organizations to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances. Our team of expert practitioners deliver sport science, sport medicine, life services, and coaching and technical leadership support to help Canada win medals and strengthen the sport system in Ontario and Canada. CSIO is part of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, working in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee. CSIO is further supported by funding partners such as the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, and the Coaching Association of Canada. www.csiontario.ca


Media Contact:
Laura Albright, Manager, Communications & Events
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Tel: 416.596.1240 Ext. 238
Email: lalbright@csiontario.ca

Photo: Wheelchair Basketball Canada

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